Tuesday, 10 May 2011

To President, Malaysian Bar about Press Statement regarding Utusan Malaysia's "Malaysia negara Kristian?" article

Mr. President,

Good press statement. Very good press statement. A bit long, but good press statement. (http://goo.gl/fBESv)

But as I have asked Murphy Pakiam to chill (http://goo.gl/2yyq8), I think I should also ask you to do the same thing. Your press statement is a bit, ‘angry’ lah. It has the sorta ‘suspicious’ slant when looking at things. I won’t say ‘paranoid’. That’s a very strong word.

But when I read your press statement that says:-
“highly irresponsible on the part of Utusan Malaysia, and is nothing short of gutter journalism”

“Utusan Malaysia appears to be able to offer such so-called journalism in a climate of impunity”

“By immediately investigating the alleged incidents rather than those who made the reports, the authorities have shown favoured irresponsible parties how they can wantonly instil fear and religious disharmony in the country.”

“irresponsible parties seek to manoeuvre and manipulate current events”

“Any independent observer of the mass media would reach the conclusion that Utusan Malaysia is beyond the reach of the law.”

“persistently published intemperate and wild accusations, written in inflammatory language, which threaten Malaysia’s social fabric”
I sense a lot of anger and dismay. That’s not good. You must watch out for your health.

Funnily, your press statement kinda reminds me of this blog post (http://goo.gl/CFP9J) which draws lines of connection between the Bar Council and the Walk for Justice and Lina Joy and Christians and politics. Amazing how different people can view the same events differently. The mind of man – an amazing thing.

I must say, all the above makes for interesting reading. But … penat lah … dan kepala sakit lah bila kita so worried/suspicious about the motif of apa orang nak buat, atau akan buat, atau mungkin akan buat. Betul betul penat. Susah nak focus on perkara macam exercise, riadah, makan on time, dan relax bersama-sama keluarga. You know, the “important” things in life … like the chain emails keep telling us.

Anyway :-) I’m wishing you, and all of us, good health, and much happiness.

“God bless us, every one!” (http://goo.gl/yGvr8)

Jason Kay Kit Leon

1 comment:

Hedonese said...

Maybe a tone of seriousness and upset-ness is in order in view of the serious misreporting that potentially could cause disharmony :)