Thursday, July 02, 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ...


... Who's the Fairest of them all? The entry of Malaysian Mirror into the country's online news portal scene makes blogosphere goes round and round faster. Launched on Tuesday by former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad (in his capacity, I'm sure, also as the blogger with the largest following in Malaysia), the Mirror has begun its journey with articles that appear more right than the other portals, namely Malaysiakini, Malaysia Today and Malaysian Insider.

Does that make Malaysian Mirror's coverage fairer? I say, give it time. Shah Dadameah is a "seasoned" name in the local journalism scene. He was already considered a quite senior reporter with the Star when I joined the paper 25 years ago. Shah's presence at the Mirror will make a difference.

At a time when it's cool only if you hit out at BN, this piece Pakatan Rakyat: Strange and Undiscipined Bedfellows is a brave one indeed from Shah and company:

41 comments:

Rahman,Ahchong,Muniandy said...

Anything,anyhow,anywhere n anytime only BN can prosper malaysian.

Anonymous said...

Rocky,
Beware! Shah is the brother-in-law of malaysia greatest spinner Mr Kalimullah Hassan.
Yes, Shah is a good writer and I hope his brother-in-law will not make use of him. And also hope Shah will not allow Kali to make use of him.


Mat Spanner

Anonymous said...

Split within pakatan tak bermakna Kedah State Goverment under PAS will collapse,,,!!!

Media aja yang besar-besarkan cerita,,,!!!

konon nak kemenangan di Manek Urai,,diburuk-burkan pakatan,,,seolah-olah Barisan aja betul,,

Di Penang pula,,konon The State gov't under DAP responsible on the High Chaparral issue,,,la,,bangang betul Si mamat India tu,,

Awak duduk di Tanah Orang,,SO get out and evaquate,,,nasib baik Pemaju setuju untuk memberi Pampasan,,,TANGKAP aja Mamat INDIA tu,,,CLAIMED akan jadi RACIAL issue kalau mereka FORCED to evacuate,,,

Berita ekonomi lagi penting,,,SO MEDIA dont besar-besarkan cerita,,,nak lagankan PAKATAN,,,baik tumpu kepada Rancangan EKONOMI NAJIB yang belum tentu GOOD for the country,,!!!

KITA tengok siapa kalah di Manek Urai,,,,kekalahan berturut-turut buat NAJIS,,,,bila lagi Ce Det nak bantu MAnek Urai,,???

-BODO-BOBO-BODO

Anti BULLSHIT said...

In year 2020:

Kedah DAP Chief grandson ask his granpa,

Grandson:"why did u left pakatan in year 2009?"

Grandpa:"Because... because of a PIG"

Hahaha! What a joke!

Parpu Kari said...

THAT IS GOOD TO HEAR BRO, LET'S WAIT AND SEE...HE HE HE

Dato' Bendahara said...
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Anonymous said...

ROCKY,

Hold on Rocky, None of the main stream bloggers gave any comment on the just announced New Economic Model by Najib. I guest main stream bloggers are too deeply engrossed in the current slapsticks politicking that they have become idiots on the economic
matters.
Prof Awe Kecik

Anonymous said...

good and great....
we are getting better and better....
actually i dont know what to say lah rocky....HahaHa...
wait till have many comment!!!then i will know what to say....LOL

Haris01

Anonymous said...

Bro!
You are right. Give MMirror time to perform and we shall see its record.
I know Shah. He's a decent solid and credible journo who is an old hand at handling people trying to influence him.
I wish MMirror all the best. My concern is whether it can sustain itself as its business model is very similar to MInsider.

cheers
KH

PKDK said...

Ketua Pemuda Gerakan ketinggalan zaman, kata MB Kedah
ALOR SETAR, Jun 25 — Menteri Besar Kedah, Datuk Seri Azizan Razak menyifatkan Ketua Pemuda Gerakan Kedah, Tan Keng Liang ketinggalan zaman apabila terus mengajak orang menyertai BN.
"Semua sekarang nak tinggalkan Umno dan BN untuk menyertai PAS dan Pakatan Rakyat. Tiba-tiba dia pula ajak masuk BN, pelik sungguh," kata Azizan kepada media dalam satu majlis di Gurun hari ini.
Azizan mengulas gesaan Tan yang meminta DAP dan PKR menyertai BN bagi membentuk kerajaan baru di Kedah dengan meninggalkan PAS.
Ini kerana, kata Tan, kerajaan Kedah dibawah pimpinan PAS sekarang meminggirkan orang bukan Melayu di Kedah.
Menurut Azizan, Tan ketinggalan dalam banyak hal termasuk isu kouta 50 peratus untuk orang Melayu apabila tanah rezab Melayu diambil untuk projek perumahan di bandar Alor Setar.
Tan juga, kata Azizan, ketinggalan dalam isu pusat penyembelihan babi di Mergong.
Sebelum ini, Azizan berkata, yang tidak adil adalah kerajaan BN sebelum ini yang telah meluluskan tanah rezab Melayu untuk projek perumahan tetapi menetapkan hanya 20 peratus sahaja kouta untuk orang Melayu.
"Ini tanah rezab Melayu, bukan tanah pegangan bebas. Untuk tanah pegangan bebas, mana ada syarat itu," katanya.
Dalam isu pusat penyembelihan babi di Mergong pula, pusat yang terletak di Pasar Mergong ini, walaupun telah bergerak selama lebih 30 tahun, namun ia tidak pernah mempunyai lesen yang sah dari pihak berkuasa tempatan.
Aktivitinya pula mendapat bantahan orang Melayu yang turut ke pasar ini kerana bahan-bahan buangannya dibuang dalam tong sampah yang sama dengan penggunaan lain dan sebahagiannya dialirkan ke sungai berdekatan.
Ekoran bantahan itu, Majlis Bandaraya Alor Setar telah mengarahkan pusat penyembelihan ini dipindahkan ke tempat lain.
Ekoran itu, persatuan peniaga babi ini telah membuat rayuan kepada Menteri Besar Kedah untuk memberikan tempoh kepada mereka sebulan untuk mendapatkan tempat baru.
"Menteri Besar telah menulis surat kepada Datuk Bandar Alor Setar agar rayuan mereka ini diterima. Jika selepas sebulan mereka tidak dapat kawasan baru, itu masalah mereka kerana mereka yang meminta tempoh sebulan," kata Setiausaha Akhbar MB Kedah, Helmi Khalid yang dihubungi hari ini.
Menurut Helmi, satu kawasan baru telah dikenalpasti untuk dijadikan tempat penyembelihan babi ini iaitu di satu kawasan dalam Kampung Cina Pendang.
"Pejabat MB telah bersetuju dengan tapak baru ini jika mendapat kelulusan khasnya dari Jabatan Veterinar. Surat juga telah dihantar kepada Yang Dipertua Majlis Daerah Pendang agar permohonan ini diluluskan jika mendapat sokongan dari jabatan-jabatan berkaitan," beritahu Helmi.
Sementara itu, hubungan antara parti-parti dalam Pakatan Rakyat di Kedah sangat baik, kata anggota Parlimen Jerai, Mohd Firdaus Jaafar.
"Oleh itu, saya yakin pancingan Tan itu tidak akan dimakan oleh sahabat-sahabat saya dalam PKR atau DAP. Orang sekarang nak tinggal BN dan nak masuk Pakatan," kata beliau.
Tentang isu-isu yang dibangkitkan, Firdaus yakin ia akan adapat diselesaikan dengan baik Oleh MB Kedah.
"Sabarlah, isu babi ini sensitif dan tidak siapa mahu babi diternak atau disembelih di sebelah rumah mereka sekarang dengan wabak selsema babi ini. Jadi kena bersabarlah supaya kawasan yang dijadikan kawasan ternak dan sembelih itu nanti benar-benar sesuai," katanya.
Dipetik dari Malaysia Insider

Anonymous said...

MM: Malaysian Mirror or Mahathir Mohamad? Hmmmm ...


Subang60

Keylee Daud said...

lama lama baikla tu..dari duk sorot dalam selimut baik bukak terus...bolrh jugak cakap dekat dapur..

glassman said...

Considering it's initials, Malaysian Mirror , MM and Mahathir Muhamad also MM, hahahaha I love the man ok?

Anonymous said...

Not another spin online portal.

nstman said...

Mirror is another mouthpiece of Barisan Nasional,a a sister organisation of the Nazis. Mirror is but another rabid online portal being churned out by Umno's insidious conveyor belt of lies, hatred and bigotry to bring down the opposition. In short, Mirror is another low-lying, conniving spitting image of MalaysianInsider. God knows where they get the funds to sustain themselves

Anonymous said...

The voters gave them the mandate for self- destruction. So what's the fuss?

This is what the voters wanted and they are getting it, so let's not cry over spilt milk.

Anwar will accuse BN for everything, saying that they are in a state of denial but who's in denial mode now?

Perhaps another By Election would solve the problem?

And now Hindraf who helped DAP at the last election is being played out.

In all fairness, what is wrong about shoving out illegal structures? If they are illegal, they should not be there in the first place.

Does this mean that one could dig a hole in the middle of NKVE, plant flowers and claim it is their right to be there?

PR, it's your baby, please rock it!

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.

Sinatra_Z said...

W00t finally a right wing online media portal.

Bro,
Ini Malay Mail bila mau get their act together?

Anonymous said...

Prof Awe Kecik:

I believe the old media, faced with competition by the new media, is sensationalising stories in order to grab readership.

That is all.

Anonybro

Pasquale said...

Rocky I say f--k them politicians if we cannot help our dogs stranded at this swampy hell island near Pulau Ketam we have no chance of surviving as a caring society. I have not been sleeping at night since TV Smith came out with the story, can you do something please, sir!

mddanial2OO9@gmail.com said...

Bru, not another media spinner, pls. Malaysians are already confused lot, no more ljp service. Put economy above politics, fix the vital few and the trivial many will fix itself. Even cendol sellers know this !!

surat melayu said...

Kalau lu editor malay mail..yushami editor classifieds ka??

alifbata said...

assalamualaikum, bro rocky.

thanks for that little bit of glim on the mirror.

we are building it like lego blocks; only that we don't have a "how to do" manual to know how it will end.

at this moment,i/we only get to know what others think of me/us.

smiles and cheers. wassalam.
shah.

Anonymous said...

Sing along Pakatan Rakyat...

Its all about the babi....

so dumb..dumb..dumb..dumb..da..dumb..

and i do think its funny...

let us all just see and wait...



:D muhahaha
-anti hindraf & ultra chingkies-

Tulang Besi said...

Thats great news rocky!!
I have already embraced it,
and substitute it for other pathetic portals.
cos I am just too fed up and incensed with the way some have completely hijacked the voice writing blatantly biased and cunning articles, obviously to fit their agendas.

Everytime I comment,
These pakatan zombies will swarm in and negate my comments out of view.

This is a perfect breather.

I was hoping all this while,
that you come out with a portal together with some mates of yours.

al-sadr said...

It's all about state goverment contract not about swine. DAP did not get any project from the state goverment that's why he went off. All this cronies are now all over our country.

Pakatan & BN become adik-beradik when it come to cronisme. Pakatan will award it's project to the whoever governance of the day. BN also same , award project only for Dato' or Datuks company Limited.

Example of BN cronies company are www.realdatamatrix.com & www.mygits.com .And why are that our federal goverment awarded millions of ringgit country ICT infrastructure project only for just the benefits of these few companies?Your guess is as good as mine.I thinks that is what you call it "kerajaan perpaduan"

Brother rocky , I hope that if you have more information about cronies company (both BN and pakatan), please publish their name on your website to share it with your readers.

Anonymous said...

I am happy to see another online newspaper in Malaysia. It has the correct format. My best wishes ... Wali Kota

Anonymous said...

Dear bro bru..,

Interesting that many malaysian now interested in writing. Is this show our people like to reading. Or like to spinning.

Mangkukrule

Mat Cendana said...

@BODO-BOBO-BODO
Hai, HOT benar nampak - habis kiri-kanan dia tembak. Siap dengan bagi khidmat consultancy percuma kepada media; suruh tumpu ke tajuk-tajuk ekonomi.

Kalau media tak PUJI Pakatan Rakyat, muka BOBBY jadi merah-menyala, bak kata orang Mukim Lanau Bulu, Kodiang... macam warna cabai logo Kelantan Match Factory. Sabarrrr... cuba buat teh-o ice dulu ke... Dah minum dan cool down? Haa, ni ada satu lagi:

Belumpun reda kemelut antara DAP dengan PKR berhubung isu pelucutan jawatan ahli Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) Johari Kassim dari PKR, kini timbul pula dakwaan salah guna kuasa terhadap seorang ahli Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) dari PKR.
Ahli MPPP dari PKR didakwa salahguna kuasa

Rocky's Bru said...

Dear Tulang Besi,

Now that I'm back with The Malay Mail, I'll be able to develop the portal that I've always wanted. Except that it would be about a hundred times bigger!

Wait for it!

Shah said...

Congrat. Another portal onlone give a balance pictures between BN & PR. Let we see. Mirror will be the best among Malaysia kini or Malaysia today. Give more input on PR problems and the truth will prevail

glassman said...

Mirror is another mouthpiece of Barisan Nasional,a a sister organisation of the Nazis. Mirror is but another rabid online portal being churned out by Umno's insidious conveyor belt of lies, hatred and bigotry to bring down the opposition. In short, Mirror is another low-lying, conniving spitting image of MalaysianInsider. God knows where they get the funds to sustain themselves..

do you really believe all that you said or are you really in malaysia?

glassman said...

Rocky I say f--k them politicians if we cannot help our dogs stranded at this swampy hell island near Pulau Ketam we have no chance of surviving as a caring society. I have not been sleeping at night since TV Smith came out with the story, can you do something please, sir!

Oh god,, you miss the real picture,, I do care about dogs and i have a itching stray bitch to prove it, but the story here is : what kind of society did we produce so as to drop of strays on an island? thats the real issue, can't see the trees because of the forest?

Old Fart said...

Rocky, you have used "far right" as the Mirror's approach appears to be. Unlike Malaysiakini, which I presume is supposed to be "left."

I have often wondered what in Malaysian politics is supposed to be "right" and what is supposed to be "left". Would appreciate it if you can elaborate!!

Anonymous said...

Rocky,
Maybe should send all these 4old timers to attend the 7th July MJ do. Ticket 1.2m requested for the 20K seats, but if these 4 boleh squeeze in?

Maybe they can learn to see first hand what MJ did to bring so many people together..

By the way, can someone itemise all the contributions these 4 had given to our nation all these 52years?

Asyik dengar beleter mereka sahaja.. tunjuk muka mata terbeliak garang saja seolah2 yang maha mengetahui ajer (tahu apa pun entah ler)?

Sedih, dah dijangkiti anak2 mereka, tengok cara anak LKS dan Karpal... aduhai... is this going to be their legacy when they are gone???

Oh no.. we want peace and harmony and love and happiness...Today and forever.

WIRA

Anonymous said...

Why always pig issue and always turn it into a racial issue. Ok the Chinese consumes pork. So why the big deal. The Chinese have to work hard for a living, they rear pig for a living, that always has to be taken away from them. Remember the Chinese do not hav Malay rights or Bumiputra rights so their source of living is rearing pigs. Chinese do not take beef, they do not make an issue on those rearing cows and eating beef. Rearing whatever animimals is never clean, it depends on how you run your farm. The people complained that paig rearing is dirty, what about cows..cow dung everwhere...they shit all over and their shit stinks. Let's not get too emotional and racial..everybody needs to earn a living...!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:19am,

That is because cows are not dirty like pigs. Human can also drink the milk. And most importantly it doesn't cause the gazillion kind of disease that pigs do.

And what the...? Chinese don't eat beef so their source of living is rearing pigs??? Are you a Moron?

Mohd Ali said...

Yahoo, alhamdullilah thats all we need, another Barisan ragsheet to wipe the sheeet of you know what. I wonder if any Barisan politician can look in the mirror and say with a straight face that he is does not live on the rakyat's blood.

zul said...

Kedah Gerakan Youth Urges MB To Investigate DAP's Allegation


ALOR SETAR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Kedah Gerakan Youth today called on Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to set up an independent body to investigate the DAP's allegation that the state government would demolish some Hindu and Chinese temples in the state.

Its head Tan Keng Liang said Azizan should do this immediately to prove whether the allegation was true or not.

"This is a serious allegation and the outcome of the investigation should be announced to the public," he told Bernama here today.

He said Azizan should not dilly-dally by saying that he himself did not know of the alleged state government's decision to demolish Hindu and Chinese temples.

Azizan was also reported to have said that the DAP was trying to incite racial hatred towards the PAS-led state government.

Recently, Kedah/Perlis DAP chairman Thomas Su repeated his claim that he had proof of the government's decision to demolish some Hindu and Chinese temples.

He said the Menteri Besar should take the matter seriously and not accuse the DAP of inciting racial hatred by raising the issue.

The Kedah DAP also recently made a shocking announcement of withdrawing from the Pakatan Rakyat state government over alleged unfair treatment of the DAP in the pact and the demolishment of a pig abattoir in Taman Berjaya here by the Alor Setar City Council.

-- BERNAMA

zul said...

Kedah Gerakan Youth Urges MB To Investigate DAP's Allegation


ALOR SETAR, July 6 (Bernama) -- Kedah Gerakan Youth today called on Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak to set up an independent body to investigate the DAP's allegation that the state government would demolish some Hindu and Chinese temples in the state.

Its head Tan Keng Liang said Azizan should do this immediately to prove whether the allegation was true or not.

"This is a serious allegation and the outcome of the investigation should be announced to the public," he told Bernama here today.

He said Azizan should not dilly-dally by saying that he himself did not know of the alleged state government's decision to demolish Hindu and Chinese temples.

Azizan was also reported to have said that the DAP was trying to incite racial hatred towards the PAS-led state government.

Recently, Kedah/Perlis DAP chairman Thomas Su repeated his claim that he had proof of the government's decision to demolish some Hindu and Chinese temples.

He said the Menteri Besar should take the matter seriously and not accuse the DAP of inciting racial hatred by raising the issue.

The Kedah DAP also recently made a shocking announcement of withdrawing from the Pakatan Rakyat state government over alleged unfair treatment of the DAP in the pact and the demolishment of a pig abattoir in Taman Berjaya here by the Alor Setar City Council.

-- BERNAMA

Anonymous said...

"And what the...? Chinese don't eat beef so their source of living is rearing pigs??? Are you a Moron?"

Yes Anon 7.00am,
They are what they eat..do not be surprised with the kind of stupid annoying & irritating sound they make...it is so them...they always think the world revolved around them and them pig..everything is about them alone & only..notthing to do with others...

WTF with the temple demolition if its illegal?...the muslim never snatch private or reserve land to built mosque.. they built it on tanah wakaf (donated land)...the muslim fund their mosque bulding via zakat fund and donation from their community & they do not need exclusive temple for each and every individual and classes..or castes..

I wonder how these land snatcher (or tree snatcher) still have the pride to worship their Gods when the method on how they acquire the land is so so no maruah.. how cheap skate can these creature be..? just demolish it!

A source informed me that illegal temples along the reserve land for the North-South Railway Project each demanding RM500,000 compensation from Gamuda-MMC.. how fuck really can these people be?

Who cares what they cares when the least they cares is about others around them who they expect to be caring with their ignorant & selfish attitude.. two wrongs do not make a right.. i.e
Illegal temple + Hindraf = Holy Human Right?

fuck up equation!

:D muhahaha
-anti hindraf & ultra chingkies-

faizal said...

Gerakan Gesa MB Kedah Siasat Dakwaan Kuil Dan Tokong Akan Diroboh


ALOR SETAR, 6 Julai (Bernama) -- Pemuda Gerakan Kedah menggesa Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak menubuhkan sebuah badan bebas bagi menyiasat dakwaan DAP kononnya kerajaan negeri telah membuat keputusan untuk merobohkan sesetengah kuil Hindu dan tokong Cina di negeri itu.

Ketua Pemuda Gerakan negeri Tan Keng Liang berkata Azizan harus mengambil langkah segera untuk menyiasat dakwaan itu yang dianggap sangat serius dan hasil siasatan itu haruslah diumumkan.

Baru-baru ini, Pengerusi DAP Kedah/Perlis, Thomas Su mengulangi dakwaannya yang beliau mempunyai maklumat mengenai keputusan kerajaan negeri untuk merobohkan sesetengah kuil Hindu dan tokong Cina setelah Azizan mengatakan bahawa sebagai Menteri Besar beliau sendiri tidak tahu menahu mengenai keputusan itu.

Tan berkata Menteri Besar sepatutnya mengambil serius perkara itu dan bukannya menuduh DAP sengaja menimbulkan kebencian pelbagai kaum apabila membangkitkan isu itu.

-- BERNAMA