BY WAY OF DECEIT
The proliferation of unsubstantiated, doctored and often completely fraudulent material by opposition groups in Malaysia and their supporters abroad requires a response. The disinformation campaign now entering its 4th year has achieved little else than to discredit further an opposition already in disarray, splintered, fragmented and desperately searching for a way out.
Quite apart from being offensive, utterly false and poorly constructed, these “articles of faith” and proofs of a “better alternative government in the wings” ritualistically recite a litany of lies about Malaysia’s “low standing” in the international community, tales of “murder” “conspiracy” & “corruption” in government. The core within this group is an anti Malay anti Islamic coalition funded from across the causeway and abroad. Their material a reflection of the desperation that mirrors the character of its authors, their”policies” and the aspirations of the communities they represent.
Much of the literature that forms the political agenda and arguments of the opposition circulated via the internet in emails and so called alternative media is delivered in a thinly veiled anti Islamic campaign orchestrated by the ultra right wing of republican politics.
The mantras of this new media rifled from the garbage heap of Islamophobes of the politics of the Neo cons, restructured by local operatives to conceal its provenance attempting to give it that embarrassing and pitiful local gloss hoping to convince the public that these are erudite pieces of scholarship or award winning journalism sufficient to bring down a government.
A CAMPAIGN OF LIES LIES AND MORE LIES
Driving this campaign of disinformation sadly are journalists, retired and serving judicial officers, ambitious civil servants, lawyers and a mish mash of wannabes, all rolled into a socio political sushi roll of rotting smelly left overs. Bound together by the opposition’s singular objective of replacing the legitimacy of a “Malay domination of Malaysia” is a Chinese “political objective” touted as alternatives. That alternative is presented to the public in as much the same way as it was prior to the separation of Singapore i from the federation in 1965. The truth history reveals now is that Lee was not asked to leave. The Tengku was made a patsy of Britain who engineered those remarks and played midwife to the birth of an independent Singapore sans Malay Malaysia.
Interestingly amongst them is that mushrooming of well funded alternative media. Complete with state of the art portable and fixed studio equipment, access to politicians like Anwar Ibrahim who is all ears and polite in their presence, high resolution and well designed IT protocols funded by certain business groups. Advertising revenue comes courtesy of a generous and deep pocketed group of NGO’s all in the nick of time for the up coming general elections in Malaysia.
WHERE AT FIRST TRY YOU DON’T SUCCEED-LIE
At a lower though effective end of the scale is that college of spammers and rumour mongers. Their patron saint being the fallen angel Raja Petra Kamaruddin and his fellow “bloggers” in crime. At an even lower level of the spectrum are those who engage in the creation and relay of circulating chain email letters via the internet and email.
This group comprises the scurrilous, mischievous authors of the apocryphal defamatory material and lies of all sorts they spread. They consist mainly of emigres in places as far flung as Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the US. They range in socio economic order from students and temporary residents to new citizens, businessmen and second rate academics propped up by the intelligence apparatus of their host nations. A convenient and captive tool for the left overs back in Malaysia who still believe in the second coming of the White Raj.
Their staple is that even bolder and manufactured racist document, purporting to repeat the fictions said to have emanated from the lips of, in one case at least, the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard.
THE JULIA GILLARD AND QANTAS PILOT FICTIONS
In that fictitious document currently doing the rounds, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is said to disparaged and publicly vilified Muslim migrants in Australia.She is said to have called on them to return to wherever it is they had come from if they were dissatisfied with Australia’s Anglo Celtic Christian way of life.
The Christian element in that chain letter is injected into that document by none other than the Catholic diocese and their allies in the council of churches in Malaysia.
In a second and similar,but equally unimpressive and defamatory circular bearing all the hallmarks of the opposition coalition of the Bersih variety is one which purports to have sprouted from the pen of a Qantas pilot.
That document claims the pilot in question vilified and chastised Muslims in Australia in a similar style and for very similar reasons as the fiction attributed to Julia Gillard. Both documents bear a strangely identical anti -Islamic tone to their central themes with an uncanny though distinctive Malaysian Chinese style of language for its flavour.