Umno/BN journalism reached new 'heights' when lies become truths and fiction transmuted into fact

Malaysian journalism in Umno/BN country has reached new international "heights" where lies become truths and fiction transmuted into fact.

The Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia gave an illustration of this "transformation" of Malaysian journalism yesterday when its official commentary "Bisik-Bisik" by Awang Selamat, which is the pseudonym of the Umno-Utusan propaganda/psy war command centre, launched another attack on the DAP for its response to the Registrar of Societies asking for reasons for the RoS' decision to direct the holding of DAP Central Executive Committee (CEC) re-elections.

Awang Selamat commented:"Awang teringat desakan orang politik termasuk bekas orang DAP sendiri yang mahukan DAP mengadakan semula pemilihan CEC ekoran dakwaam berlaku penyelewengan dan manipulasi undi membabitkan 547 perwakilan."

The lie of 547 phantom delegates at the Penang DAP Congress in Penang last December, with the even more ludicrous allegation that all the 547 'phantom' DAP delegates came from Penang, is one of the despicable falsehoods concocted and conjured up by the Umno/BN psy-war journalists when there is no shred of evidence whatsoever, but which Umno/BN propagandists hope can be accepted as fact by gullible Malaysians by implementing the Goebble doctrine that if a lie is repeated a thousand times, it could become a fact.

DAP and Malaysians are entitled to know whether the lie about the so-called '547 phantom DAP delegates' at the DAP Congress in Penang last December is one of the reasons why the Registrar of Societies Director-General has issued the directive to the DAP to hold CEC re-elections, and if not, what are the reasons for the RoS' decision.

DAP is prepared to hold CEC re-elections if the RoS Director-General can give reasonable and acceptable reasons, but not based on the lies and falsehoods concocted by the Umno/BN Goebbels Psy-war Squad, especially its chapter in Utusan Malaysia.

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah