In 2010, Penang recorded 800 cases of crime per 100,000 population. In Johor, 639 cases were recorded in the same year, considerably lower than in Penang, contrary to the picture Lim Guan Eng painted to investors and journalists in Singapore recently. In private, of course. - Sources: Various, courtesy of Crime: Penang vs Johor
|The Mole: We did ask for his comment lah ...|
Bercakap bohong lama-lama mencuri
- an old Malay saying, which simply says that a liar will end up stealing from you
It was Mr Wong, the junior press secretary of Lim Guan Eng, the Penang chief minister, who accused the New Straits Times of lying in its report (Let me deal with Bernama first, NST 27/9) that The Mole had contacted his boss for comments on fresh allegations of his Johor-bitching. Junior apparently didn't know that The Mole had contacted his boss' political secretary. Above his pay scale kot? Read Setting the record straight with Guan Eng, The Mole replays the sms exchanges, screenshots and all.
Junior Wong, you owe NST an apology. Usually, I wont bother but since your boss is so fond of demanding for apologies "or we'll sue you" and is going around labeling the MSM as not trustworthy, I must insist that you go down on your knees and say sorry. And watch you tongue, next time. Check with your seniors from the office before you issue another statement.
And tell that boss of yours to own up lah.
“If I had made the statement, let’s look at the context in which it was made… it was a private conversation.” -Lim Guan Eng, as reported by Malaysiakini which, disappointingly, let Guan Eng get away with crap! Read "In Private" Journalism ..." Helen Ang, a former MSM journalist, thankfully, is less afraid and therefore less sympathetic; read putar.BELIT putar.BELIT putar.BELIT
YAB, the Sultan of Johor is offended by your remarks. I don't know what you plan to do about that or what the Sultan plans to do about it, but I know one thing: you owe the rakyat of Johor an apology. And not in private, certainly.
p.s. And you've got to rid yourself of that new Advisor of yours, man. He is a bad person. Remember when he was suing me, and you would send me all those sms's on the eve of every court date and we'd agree on how evil he was. Don't work with evil, Guan Eng ..
Recommended reading on Crime in Penang:
Sunny Lim: The True Penang Crime Buster