Journalistic Ethnics And Coincidences……We Sure Have Plenty Of ‘Em…..
Posted by ErnieJean on October 31, 2008
Yes, I know another 15 cents will be reduced from our present fuel price…..but I wouldn’t jump for joy just yet lah. As far as our fuel price is concerned, it’s a permanently fluctuating figure. But no, it’s not about this price cut that I am talking about.
1) Good news #1 – We Still Have Journalistic Ethnics To “Boast” About
Our dear Minister of Information revealed that, in comparison with some other countries, our standard of journalistic ethics is “not as bad as many believed”. WOO HOO!!!!
Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said yesterday the standard here was, in fact, better than in many other countries
Now, one wonders which countries he is referring to, because he declined to name names……..but knowing our BN government, they have this fondness for making references to countries that are usually much much worst off than ourselves, never comparing up, but always comparing down. An excellent example would, of course, be them comparing our petrol price with those in other non-oil producing countries.
He said as far as he knew, the Malaysian media did not practice “envelope journalism” (Yes, but of course……and UMNO does not practise money politics too) but were tightly controlled under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (Wah……is he aware that he’s just contradicted himself here? Envelope Journalism doesn’t mean there must be a physical envelope present lah!!)
“Just because we have curbs on sexually-explicit materials like gay and lesbian rights or sensitive religious issues like caricatures on the Prophet, we have been unfairly atatcked as having oppressive media environment. (Not displaying direct oppression doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, you goat.)
“We need to ensure that sensitive issues do not get out of hand and cause unnecessary social conflicts.” (So, is that why Utusan Malaysia, Ahmad Ismail and the rest of them screaming sissies are still running around?)
2) Good news #2 – Someone’s Been Acquitted.
No, unfortunately, it’s not Raja Petra. However, I’m glad for this person and his family, as I do believe he had no hand in the order of the brutal murder of the poor Mongolian lass, even though he’s walking out a very very rich man (taxpayers’ money in commission?)
Shah Alam High Court Judge Mohd Zaki Md Yasin this morning acquitted Abdul Razak Baginda of the charge of abetment in the murder of Altantuya Shaaribuu.
The judge however ordered that the two other accused, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri and Corporal Sirul Azha Umar, enter their defense to a charge of murdering Altantuya.
So, that sms between Mr. Rosmah and Shafee is yet another coincidence? RPK’s prediction also merely a coincidence? Can strike lottery lah like that!!
Any guesses whether the master mind behind this will ever be arrested and punished? Will hell ever freeze over?
So, while I leave you good folks with thoughts of what good hands our country is in, do have a Good Weekend and Happy Holloween!!