Let’s All Support Utusan’s Freedom To Write Whatever…. (!!??)
Posted by ErnieJean on October 15, 2008
Lim had read aloud an excerpt of the article penned by Datuk Chamil Wariya, a former magazine group editor, which described the assassination of a fictitious political figure called “YBJ” whom he alleged was modelled on Kok.
In the story, YBJ was killed by a youngster with a pistol, releasing several shots straight to her heart.
– The Malaysian Insider
I really don’t think I’m over-reacting here when I fully agree with Uncle Lim that this is almost akin to promoting and sowing the seeds of a violent means to deal with one’s “nemesis”.
Lim, who waved a copy of the Oct 12 issue of Mingguan Malaysia as he spoke, said in the country’s 51 years of independence, never had creative licence been used in this way to promote a violent idea.
At this point, Datuk Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) demanded to know how Lim came to the conclusion that the short story was aimed at Kok.
“If you ask 100 people who read the story, they would say that it refers to Teresa Kok, except you,” replied Lim, saying that he wanted to know whether the authorities would investigate the matter.
“The backbenchers and opposition may have our differences but in the matter of assassination, it should be condemned by all of us.” – NST
Why is the government detaining reporters like Tan Hoon Cheng from Sin Chew, when all she did was report EXACTLY what that goon (totally forgot his name btw) said and yet do absolutely nothing about Utusan !?!? Giving out mixed signals here fellas……..
Do you think any of us will get away like that Chamil fler, if we were to be absolutely “inspired” by him and use our “creative juces” to come up with a similar “fictitious” tale, but this time, in a thinly veiled reference to an UMNO politician?