To all my dear friends in Malaysia who concern about Malaysian politics,
it's been awhile since this facebook page is started by me, let me recommend to you this Page called 'Utusan 1Malaysia' (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Utusan1Malaysia/143151262387319)
It is my project, inspired by Dr. Wong Chin Huat to take up this idea. What did I set up is some sort of a Press journal club， which I routinely select some article highlights about 1Malaysia's latest activities and what the leaders of 1Malaysia campaign preaching to us, and so I check or examine the consistency between their words and actions. Usually I would do my best to use subtle satire to present the case, just a matter of style. So far, I could only manage to focus on , the mouthpiece/propaganda of the current government of the day (and more specifically UMNO).
So, why should you read/follow this Page?
Maybe many of you would even resent to this idea as you claim that those papers are for the extremes or racial/Malay right wing fanatics. But at the same time, don't you also realize that why are there so many people out there still reading? what makes it so appealing to a certain Malay community, until they believe what they read unquestioningly (even willing to defend what they read)? What makes the ideology/concept 'Ketuanan Melayu' , 'Bumiputera' and 'Dasar Ekonomi Baru' stand the test of time and they even persist in a multiracial multicultural plural society?
I follow articles from Utusan for quite some time now, found that the logic or the deduction of their arguments are rather funny. However, to those long-time subscribers/readers, if they do not read other papers or go online, lies if were said 100 times, it might turn to be the truth or something they believe in.
That's why if you want to disintegrate UMNO's racial hegemony in preaching racial thoughts, one must go deep into their mind to understand them, then it is possible to communicate with the people possessed with these thoughts, persuade them over to your side. This is even more important to those who directly involved in politics, at which the political education to the voters is very important in the long run.
This page is written in 3 Malaysian languages (Malay, English, Chinese) -- because this fits better to 1Malaysia mah! (ok, I did my best for Malay language already, minta maaf). I do this for national service, a volunteer work only, but still I do my best with heart, just to share with you all my effort/input about the online newspaper articles highlight and the database (I am still trying to improve my art of Satire, just to make it more interesting) If you like it, please leave comment sometimes, or even better help me to promote this page.
Now I do hope to recruit more volunteers who are willing to monitor other Malaysian mainstream newspapers and mass media, and make any interesting report contributing to this page. If you are kind enough to help out, please let me know, so that i can put your name in the editorial team =)
Since sometime ago I have put more of my personal thoughts and ideas and my expressions on Facebook, I think this blog can also serve as a memory space for myself , recording what I have commented and what I have read and what I have expressed on a certain motion/issue/event. I hope to keep it this way.
Yes, of course when i have more accomplished thoughts in which i can put it down in a complete article, then i will write it here first, and then post a link on facebook to exhibit my thoughts.
This space has been 'abandoned' for about a year, now comes my effort to 'resurrect' it again. Ｉ have given a new role, a new function on this blogspace, finally. Hope with this new idea, i can continue operating my blog for a much consistent and longer time. =) I do this for myself, not for anyone else.