Did Pak Lah say, “Mainstream media tak relevan” ?

I notice that The Star is downplaying this statement made by Pak Lah that the cyberworld has won. The mainstream media has lost. Just look at the below statement and tell me if you don’t get the message loud and clear that Pak Lah said mainstream media tak relevan?

“I thank the Malaysian people for this message. Point well made and point taken,” he said Tuesday in his keynote address at the Invest Malaysia 2008 conference here.

During the last elections, we lost the cyberwar. The young people were looking at SMSes, Internet and other tools to get information. We did not think that it was important to respond to them. It was a serious misjudgment. It was a very serious mistake on our part.”

(quote taken from this sneaky post where the real message is cover-up by the mainstream media because they are afraid of losing advertising dollar)

Meanwhile, Malaysiakini said it louder :

Abdullah: Big mistake to ignore cyber-campaign
Mar 25, 08 2:45pm
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today said his “biggest mistake” in disastrous elections was to ignore cyber-campaigning on the Internet which was seized by the opposition.


Tell these newspapers, we the consumers are the bosses. Boycott all newspapers this week and in particular, on April 1st.

As for the claim that the election was won by the opposition due to cyberwar, I must tell Pak Lah, “No, it is not the only reason. The Barisan Nasional lost the election because :

1) The increased numbers of poll observers (who are volunteers helping PKR, PAS, DAP) who made sure that there were no hanky-panky in the voting and counting;
2) We are super pissed with some of your people, namely Curry and gang;
3) We just want a change;
4) We enjoy retaliating because you stuffed too much shits to us using the mainstream media, which btw was paid with our money.

And Pak Lah, please sack your webmaster who manage your website warkah untuk PM. They are morons who cannot even get their links to direct properly. Sack them, hire me. Haven’t your webmaster heard of htaccess? *slaps forehead* (read the comments) I am very mad that the Government wasted so much money on advertising the warkah untuk PM in NST, The Star and other mainstream media. Those were full page, colour advertisements and I cannot imagine how much have been flushed down the toilet because the site is screwed. If you attended the mammoth ceramah in Han Chiang, Lim Kit Siang did bring out the full page advertisement of warkah untuk PM on NST and Lim Kit Siang said, “I wonder if Pak Lah even know how to surf the internet. Otherwise, how can he reply all those emails or warkah untuk PM?”

Again, mainstream media tak relevan lagi, Pak Lah hinted. Time for advertisers to head to blog and online advertising. Jeng, jeng, jeng……bright future ahead for bloggers. This week alone, I have five Nuffnang ads. *counting money liao*

22 thoughts on “Did Pak Lah say, “Mainstream media tak relevan” ?

  1. I have got someone who send me the message to boycott the newspapers. I will! I will! They so lansi. STAR is the most lansi media of all. As per my experience dealing with them, if a company want them to do a write up in their newspaper, you must first advertise in their newspaper otherwise they will not give you free write up even you are doing some charity stuff in the organisation. Boycott!!!!

  2. Now… now… dont get big headed… I think PM has missed the point completely. There is no such thing as cyber campaigning. I doubt it would have made any difference. In cyberspace we were sharing opinions and ideas and I think the opinions are shaped by general consensus though there are varying degree of acceptance and understanding. What they cannot distort are facts. When the facts are freely put up in cyberspace, there is nothing the administration can do much less to explain their way out of it. In MSM is a different thing when the dissenting voice was muted, they present their case as Bible. Then here, they cant not when there is an option for open debate, they cant. So, he must be wishfully thinking, “Damn if I start a blog earlier I might win 2/3 majority.” That wont happen.


    Blog owner replies : Who you calling big headed ah? I got no dick, so cannot get big headed.

  3. Now even the PM is looking for excuses to be blamed. When only can they realize it’s the corruption and inflation in particular that made us look for a change? Damn it!!!

  4. Correct correct correct! Boycott MSM! For now… at least. My father has been buying The Star for decades every morning without fail. It’s been part of his morning ritual. Like a lot of his peers, people born during the pre-merdeka era, he was left behind during the internet revolution in the 90s. But not much longer Dad, I’m going to get you a PC and a subscription to M’siakini!

  5. But I need reading material during PANG SAI wor.

    Ah Lian says : Cilaka, I thot you say you watch Assthrow while you are squatting?

  6. Lets c, per full page full colour ad in Star = RM50k, NST = RM 33k, Sin Chew = RM43k…….u do the math.

    Pang sai with reading material – read Msia Today lor.

  7. Read magazines lor… Boycott for now… at least until we succeed in sending the msg across. Or you trying to advertise for a certain TOILET PAPER? Lmao!

  8. I pun long time didn’t buy newspaper already. Boring already reading ‘their’ twisted story! Prefer to read 5xmom blog to get important info or latest news. At least she didn’t twist the fact mah..(bukan bodek ah!!)

  9. There is one question floating on my mind after Pak Lah said his “biggest mistake” in disastrous elections was to ignore cyber-campaigning.

    WHEN IS HE GOING TO SUBSCRIBE TO MALAYSIAKINI? At least he will know what all the CULPRIT is thinking. LOL!

  10. You are right, I don’t like calling him this but the stupid old man really missing the point. It has nothing to do with the cyber media being stronger(make sense or not?) but it is thru cyber media that people are “enlighten” with the load of “rubbish” and “crap” that the old man is doing(directly or indirectly). We are just too fed-up(TOOLAN) with being told otherwise and everything is rosy rosy, blah, blah, blah…..

    Actually, BARISAN RAKYAT should now try to get the people in the “kampongs” and “new villages” to use the cyber media instead of just the MSM, expect to see a “great awakening” when these group of people knows the truth….

    By the way, PANG SAI and reading at the same time are bad for your Hemorrhoids/piles, do what you need to do in the JAMBAN and get out…..

    5xmom says : LOL, Mr. Pang Sai watch astro on his 52 inches plasma while he pangsai wan. Mr. Pang Sai kenot get constipated ‘cos he pangsai on his blog every day.

  11. Vincent, first we need Telekom to double up their speed in putting Steamix up to the interiors. Now that they know its such a bane to them… next thing you know, broadband services to rural areas all BANNED. How’s that for size?

    Aiya.. now go jamban no use paper liao… PSP or PDA la…

  12. Our PM has incontinence, he (talks) involuntarily from the orifice on his face. That’s what he had been doing talking (nonsence)! Now he eats his own (words) by accepting the Terengganu Palace’s decision to appoint Ahmad Said. So sad… NOT! Lmao!

  13. hermanc – LOL, I hope you don’t mind ‘cos your words can cause I kena makan rice with sands, wei. If they wanna cari pasal. If comes from me, never mind lah, I tanggung sendiri but I have to watch my comments.

  14. Yes Madam Chan! U not worry I won’t kkcc your blog comments and cause you to eat Sandy Rice… Uek… I had nasi lemak at the beach once… Some smart fella dropped a pack on the sand while opening and quietly wrap it up nicely again… Guess who had sand in his rice?.. I go make trouble elsewhere.

  15. April 1 … make sure nobody buys… then guess who is the April Fool … Pang Sai bring laptop lorrr read Monx5 there … just make sure you grab the right lap ….LOL

  16. LOL… u all r so funni… made me thinking of putting one 60″ plasma in my toilet for watching assthrow! But let’s send the message across – Stop all the buying on 1st April! Let’s see who’s got the biggest present on April’s Fools Day. Maybe someone called Saberi Cheek 🙂

  17. Why u guys start first April? in conjuction with April Fool’s day ka? I actually started a couple of months before election, then I got itchy backside, like a sadist I need to know what the govt want to say during election so I bought and brought my blood to boiling point. Then I completely boycotted MSM since err.. 17/3/08!

    17/3/08 is MY LIBERATION DAY! It will be indefinite but we will see…

  18. LOL(got the hint)….5xmon PANG SAI must have really BIG JAMBAN to fit his 52incher loh….got home theater system as well ahh? Extraaa effectttt mahhhhhh…….

    I meant his Plasma TV, what were you guys thinking I was refering too? 🙂

    By the way, just make sure you don’t borrow Kevin’s PDA or PSP or whatever gizmo he has….he,he,he…
    (just joking Kevin :), I am sure yours is clean…. )

    Have a good weekend people…..

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