MORE PICS & Video – RTM T V “Conspiracy” Propaganda Campaign with BN on “Mereka Berkonspirasi” & “Berlainan Parti, Satu Identiti” – PAS+ DAP+ PKR = BA
Zainuddin Dismisses Claim Of Media Bias
ALOR STAR, Feb 23 (Bernama)-- Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin has dismissed opposition parties' claim of one-sided media reports and says that they too use the media as a channel to promote themselves. This scenario proved that they had confidence in the media although at the same time they alleged that the media did not give equal opportunities and do justice to them, he said. "What we can expect is that after the opposition lose, they will say the election was run not according to democratic practices and was unfair. "The government, meanwhile, will accept whatever decisions except those
contrary to the law," he told reporters after filling up a candidate nomination form at the official residence of the Kedah Menteri Besar here today. Zainuddin who is incumbent Member of Parliament for Merbok, will stand for the Sungai Petani seat in the March 8 general election where he is expected to face Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate Johari Abdul.Zainuddin said the people could expect the opposition to claim that the election was not run according to the true democratic principles despite having taken part in the polls because they believed in the country's democracy. On the video footage of PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dancing and singing shown by Radio Televisyen
"PAS is scared of the truth because the video clip shows the identity of PKR leaders is different from theirs to the extent that they now feel guilty for making friends with the PKR," Zainuddin said. He said they protested because they were shocked with the PKR identity and had to protect the party's dignity. "The PAS-PKR pact in the election proves damaging. That is why they protested," he said.= == == = == = ==
RTM Stops Video Clip On Anwar Ibrahim
SUNGAI PETANI, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- Radio Television
He said RTM had received a memorandum from the group led by PAS Central Committee member Dr Lo'Lo' Mohd Ghazali and had given appropriate consideration in stopping the airing of the video clip. "Besides receiving the memorandum, we had stopped the showing of the video clip because we believe the people had seen it and knew about the various demeanours of the opposition party advisor," he told reporters after attending a `tahlil' at Masjid Bedong, near here today. The video clip showed Anwar's demeanours in delivering sermons at the mosques as well as showing him performing his singing and dancing skills. Zainuddin said, however, the video clips showing the violence occurring at street demonstrations would be shown until the nomination day.
"After the nomination day, we will not use the television to show all his demeanours because the people had already seen them," he said. He said PAS should not be angry at the showing of the video clips because staging street demonstrations was one of the activities carried out by the party. "We only show what they want and PAS itself supports the street demonstrations," he said.
Zainuddin (ABOVE, the Chief Propagandist) said almost 90 per cent of the viewers, especially the Chinese community, were angry at the demonstrations which they described as inconveniencing the public.
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The relentless use of the electronic airwaves over the RTM networks is now in top gear showing footages of the recent Street protests and rally and labeling them as “Mereka Berkonspirasi” is a gross abuse of the RTM TV networks. We have (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad Sunday advising component parties of the coalition against using government facilities, including public buildings and canopies, for the March 8 general election campaign (see report Below), yet RTM TV on its own initiative is running these footages in support of the BN
There were first shown in RTM1 networks and now find its way to the RTM2 programmes. After each showing, people are interviewed condemning these protests and street rallies.
At the height of the protests, these were shown and labeled as “Bukan Budaya Kita”. Now with the election coming soon, these propaganda visuals are in full swing. To add to the “Berkonspirasi” theme, they are also resorting to associating the three main different opposition parties as of the same identity using the words “Berlainan Parti, Satu Identiti”. And Najib has conveniently grouped them as the Barisan Alternatif (BA).
This propaganda is trying to associate the DAP with PAS as of the same identity – another scarce tactic that was effective in the 1999 elections that the DAP paid a high price. The BERSIH organization should highlight this issue as a gross UNFAIR PRACTICE as the opposition was denied the airtime
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Don't Sacrifice Future By Voting In Opposition, Says Najib
Najib, who is also the BN's election director, said the opposition parties, who were merely trying to copy the BN in forming an alliance, were actually extremists in disguise. One wanted to form a theocratic state while another harboured visions of a secular nation on the premise of a Malaysian Malaysia, he said. "Another party we can deem as irrelevant, which is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)... we don't know where to place this party as it holds only one seat in Parliament but is talking big about wanting to contest here and there," he said to thunderous applause from those present.
The Deputy BN chairman also described PAS a party which always kept changing its tunes, at one time calling Umno members infidels then trying to introduce hudud laws but when both of these did not go down well with the people, started to bring up the issue of a welfare state to gain popularity.
He said the BN's concept of power-sharing spoke for itself as it had been proven for 50 years now. Najib said the BN would be coming out with its "bullets" one by one to show what the opposition really was when campaigning for the election began. He urged BN supporters in Perak to get closer to the electorate toensure a bigger victory for the coalition in the state this time around. Also present were Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Tajol Rosli Ghazali and PPP president Datuk M. Kayveas.
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BN Parties Advised Against Using Gov't Facilities During Election Campaign
KANGAR, Feb 17 (Bernama) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad Sunday advised component parties of the coalition against using government facilities, including public buildings and canopies, for the March 8 general election campaign. He said they would have to apply to lease the facilities if they wanted to use them. The BN should be cautious so as to avert problems which might crop up later following the use of government facilities during the campaign, he told reporters after attending an election briefing pertaining to the Kangar parliamentary constituency near here.
He said that so far, no report had been lodged against BN component parties on the use of government facilities in their campaign. Mohd Radzi, who is also Umno secretary-general, said Umno supporters would be allowed to carry posters, banners or flags bearing the party symbol as of this general election as it was registered with the Election Commission three days ago. He also advised BN leaders to adhere to all the stipulated conditions of the election campaign, and to be wary of hosting programmes which could be seen as "buying" votes.
Asked on his candidacy in the election, Mohd Radzi, who is the Home Minister, said he was leaving the matter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. "If he wants me to quit, I will quit. If he wants me to contest, I shall contest. For now, I want to work for the party," he said. Asked about a statement by Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim that the two Cabinet ministers from the state -- Mohd Radzi and Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid – had been nominated to contest in the general election, Mohd Radzi said he was not aware of it.
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ABOVE: Dr Lo Lo was comparing the Clinton-Obama TV Public exposures in America and BELOW: The handing over of the protest at Angkasapuri