The Group Chief Editor of The Star, Datuk Wong Chun Wai has called on the government to not penalise those who did not vote for the ruling party in the 13th general election.
In his article in The Sunday Star yesterday, he said “Malaysians have made their choices. The victors have plenty of work to do and the least of their concern should be to talk about punishing those who did not vote for them.
“It is the people’s right to vote for anyone or any party. A general election is any party is about the right to choose.
“No one should be made to feel pressured or threatened, in any way, simply because they did not vote for the winning ruling party,” he said.
It is not a surprise of The Star did not show its commitment to MCA since the 2008 Tsunami , compared with the attitude shown by Utusan Malaysia.
Have you ever read any feature written by Wong Chun Wai, the Group Editor of the The Star and also that of Group Editor II Leanne L.Y. Goh and its managing director criticizing DAP or the opposition pact.
The task of facing the English readers is much left to the pro-government bloggers.
What is the purpose of MCA owning The Star ? For political interest or solely for business interest. More damage is done by The Starto MCA than building its image.
As a former journalist, I clearly understand the game, subtly or directly. Full of hypocrisy and dishonesty. Those given the rersponsibility have betrayed the trust given to them. They prefer to favour the opposition parties.
I receive news that several senior editors in The Star could no longer contain their disappointment and frustration when BN was declared the winner on May 5, despite initially jumping with joy when the Pakatan Rakyat was leading.
Does the media management division at the Prime Minister’s Department aware of this? Ask me if you want to know.
MCA should review the position of the Editorial Department of The Star because undeniably, its attitude has resulted in MCA's defeat in the 13th general election. The Star is a thorn in the flesh
WHAT BLOGGER HELEN ANG SAYS
BN “lost the perception war” as rued by Najib because the BN has allowed a mainstream media that can reach an audience of 5.63 million – and here’s the salt on the wound; it is owned by the second biggest BN component – to perpetuate the illogic and irrationality that serve to benefit the DAP and their strange bedfellows.
BN has allowed the DAP through its sympathetic mass propaganda organ to control the national narrative and direct the public discourse.
So yes, absolutely. Najib is 101 percent correct to say that BN lost the perception war. And BN will lose the next general election if it continues to allow this loss to lead to a fatal hemorrhage.