"... the Malays can still get plugged to the world so long as they are willing to deliver themselves out of the "kampung mentality" cocoon." - Tay Tian Yan, Sin Chew journalist and authorRead the editorial by the Sin Chew's No 2 editorial boss h e r e.
Isn't this as racist as some politicians calling other races "pendatangs" and recalling that some of them had come here as prostitutes and beggars?
And you still think Utusan Malaysia is the racist paper?
There is a reason why we journalists take extra care when we discuss matters such as race. Excerpts from a fellow journo on my earlier posting here:
3. Let me remind Tay just in case he has forgotten or does not know that it was the kampung people who rose to support Malay nationalism that freed this land from the shackle of colonialism and, gave Tay's forefathers the MALAYAN CITIZENSHIP!
4. That was at the time when Tay's forefathers were either fighting for the Kuomintang or the Chinese Communist Party.
5. Tay's "kampung mentality" sounded familiar. The Chinese and Indian rioters in Kuala Lumpur on May 13, 1969 shouted to the Malays to "balik kampung."
In Slanted and Misleading reporting par excellence, the Nutty View, Shamsul Yunos is also on attack mode against fellow journalists at Nut Graph for resorting to "lowdown reporting" to get funding.