Oon Yeoh fan of Jeff Ooi, headlined his latest golumn 'Malaysians not easily incited'.
What this tOon was trying to articulate by that headline was a need to free the press, mainstream at least, from the "shackles" of oppressive laws.
Very noble of him to put into print, as all publishing professionals would have their druthers the industry to be, "an unbridled press" free from regulation.
"You have an unbridled press there – one so fiercely independent that it’s even brought down a president (Richard Nixon, who was forced to resign) and led to one being impeached (Bill Clinton, by the House of Representatives though not the Senate)."
Well said. Does Datuk Seri Anwar deserve any less?
"If the argument is that a free press will lead to bloody racial riots, one only has to look at the US – a melting pot of different ethnic groups and creeds – to see that there is no basis for that justification."
But of course! As long as it serves the USeless Govt interests at home.
"We don't need to spike the football. And I think that, given the graphic nature of these photos, it would create some national security risk," the president said, according to Carney's account.
But the USeless Govt begs to differ Mr Oon's pronouncement here.
"The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that bin Laden was killed during a raid on his compound early Monday. However, officials had cautioned that the photo was gruesome and could prove inflammatory."
What an opportunity it was for him to pick an ideal example, that Utusan front paged news item 'Malaysia negara Kristian?', to underscore his latest, Yes Master piece.
By the way, the opening lines of that front page report is a rebuttal of his friend, WhyBe Ooi having sponsored the gathering.
"Ahli Parlimen Jelutong, Jeff Ooi menafikan dakwaan kononnya beliau menganjurkan satu majlis pertemuan paderi dari seluruh negara yang didakwa turut membincangkan agenda menjadikan Kristian sebagai agama rasmi Persekutuan sekali gus melantik Perdana Menteri dalam kalangan penganut agama itu."
Reading the report over and over again I don't see how that report could be "construed as inflammatory". The Utusan had merely reported the allegation of two bloggers.
For Mr Oon's information, it did not incite the Malays because while the allegation maybe hard to believe, to many of them it would come as no surprise as it would not be beyond the DAP, given their penchant to exploit the Christian Community.
The fact that the report was made front page could be because the Utusan, which did go to substantiate the bloggers' allegation, found the explanation by WhyBe Ooi to be suspiciously evasive.
"Jeff yang ditanya mengenai ikrar itu mendakwa, ketika majlis berlangsung, beliau sibuk 'melayan' iPad selain menjamu selera walaupun turut bertafakur semasa paderi-paderi itu berdoa."
Yes, what an opportunity it is to take the Utusan issue, embellishit with Govt unfairness and package it all for his notworthy article.
In an earlier post of WhyBe Ooi having a hidden trail, relative to the Utusan report, and seeing that the alleged incident to have been taken place in Penang, attended by Sarawak pastors, I wonder if Mr Oon was there when the DAP rocked Sarawak as he did in Penang, 3 years ago.
"3 Hot Days in Penang" is neither the name of an exotic holiday packaged tour nor a porno movie. Rather, it's the working title of a multimedia project that Zan Azlee and I will be creating about the last three days, in Penang, leading into the 2008 General Elections. When completed, there will be video, audio, stills and text components. For now, we'll present you some still images from the first day.
Yeah lo leally lock, all DAP picture wan. Vely nice lo. Oso got lockstar pictures of WhyBe Ooi playing guitar. Same same wan WhyBe Ooi got in his own blog, pictures courtesy of Oon Yeoh.
Er Mr Oon ah, can tell why "The page http://oonyeoh.squarespace.com/3-hot-days-in-penang/2008/3/7/3-hot-days-in-penang-day-1-dap-rocks-penang.html could not be located on this website." ah?
Er Mr Oon ah, Project finish ah? Ask ony, dowan to see.
How you working publications good sales ah? If you famous like opposition plenty Malaysia Insider, sure can sell good waaan.
If you love Chubby Checker, you'll love Oon Yeoh's piece today.