One man's Political Power vs Press Freedom. Tunku Aziz must have thought there was freedom of expression in this country, so he wrote this article about his former boss in DAP. This Tunku Aziz, mind you. The man is old school, very careful with his words. He also contiues to be politically naive, and I don't mean that in a bad way.
|Many see him in this context now
With Guan Eng, you have to be ready for extreme mood swings against you, a journalist covering him has said. Most dictators have their mood swings. Not that I'm calling him one. Come on, he's no Kim of North Korea, he's the product of our good education system!
But the son of Lim Kit Siang is indeed known for his post-2008 tantrums, especially his "I'll sue you" antics at members of the Press. The latest, I hear, he's throwing his weight to pin down the New Straits Times (again). For publishing Tunku Aziz's article telling him to be "man enough" [you can also read it here].
Just the other day, he was reported to have said that he would forgive NST if the newspaper says sorry. I was sorry to see the NST keeping quiet about that. Jalil Hamid, the wire-trained group managing editor of the NSTP, should have told Guan Eng off for trying to make the Press work according to his whims and fancies.
I've said it and I'll say it again, Kim Guan Eng before March 2008 and Kim Guan Eng after March 2008 - after he became a Chief Minister - are two different personalities.