The Malay Mail is back in publication a few days ago. A blogger friend asked me if she can interview me about blogging. I told her ok, provided I get to say what I want to say. And they did let me say what I said. That politicians’ blogs suck! Yay! I won’t be able to get hold of The Malay Mail but I will get a printed copy eventually. Otherwise, I will wait for the online version to be uploaded.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — The Malay Mail, the Kuala Lumpur daily that has seen better days in its 112-year history, will turn into a political afternoon newspaper focused on Pakatan Rakyat-ruled states when relaunched May 5.
The Simpletech-Gabungan Kesturi consortium that bought The Malay Mail from NSTP Berhad has appointed industry veteran Tony Francis as editor with the tabloid’s old news editor Frankie D’Cruz as consultant.
The Malaysian Insider has also learnt that former The Star political correspondent K. Baradan is helming The Malay Mail’s political desk and is looking to hire reporters for states under the Pakatan governments.
So, go buy Malay Mail today lah! Terence said, “Cilaka, you say boycott the newspapers but now, you ask people to buy pulak.” I told him, “Different mah, Malay Mail is a new paper and they are probably not as biased as the UMNO/MCA funded newspapers leh?”
Now, on to The Sun, the free paper.
WEB EDITION :: Local News
Toh raps Penang education dept’s attitude
GEORGE TOWN (May 7, 2008): Former Barisan Nasional (BN) state executive councillor Datuk Dr Toh Kin Woon expressed disappointment at the attitude of the the Penang education department for refusing to allow the current state government from distributing prescription spectacles to children of Tamil schools during school hours.
“Why is it that it was okay for me to go to the schools when I was executive councillor but not for the executive councillor of a different party?” asked the former state education committee chairman.
“It is also not fair that the education minister at the federal level can go to schools, but not the state executive councillor for education.”
Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P.Ramasamy, who also succeeded Toh’s portfolio after the May 8 elections, had told the press on Monday (May 5) of the current education committee’s plan to distribute spectacles to 223 pupils from 11 Tamil schools in Seberang Perai Utara on May 12.
Few nights ago, I knew about this issue and I was terribly pissed. So pissed that I took the courage and posted my thoughts on Lim Kit Siang’s blog. (scared wei, there all die-hard fans of the Red Rocket, silap cakap, they bamboo me, mati leh)
And I am going to say to the Education Director again – Ini adalah perkara yang berperangai kebudak-budakan. Tuan telah silap langkah. Kanak-kanak sekolah sekarang sudah pintar IT, mereka faham perkembangan politik di negeri ini. Mereka boleh menggangap perbuatan ini sebagai reaksi rasa iri-hati, penindasan kerajaan terhadap kerajaan negeri dan keputusan biadap kerana YB Timbalan Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang patut dihormati kerana beliau adalah DCM.
Permintaan tuan untuk mengadakan upacara itu di luar masa sekolah tidak munasabah kerana ini bermakna kanak-kanak semua kena pergi ke sekolah sekali lagi. Dan ini juga bermakna guru-guru semua juga kena kerja lebih masa.
In one sentence in English – You sucks.
And I have every right to rant over this stupid decision of wrangling for power that involves my children and all the school children in the Pakatan Rakyat-led states. It is immature, childish, vindictive, showing bad example to our children and under-estimating the wisdoms our youths. Cakap tak serupa bikin. If the Education Minister wants to get ALL politicians out of the schools, then, why are UMNO/MCA ministers allowed and even published in the papers? Why so petty? If the Education Department wants to nurture a righteous, moral upright group of young people, they have to start from themselves. Stick to your principles. No double-standard.