This came into my inbox. I called the author Stanley and got his permission to put this up in this blog.It complements People's Parliament's HARTAL MSM efforts.
Tak Nak star: Peace to all Malaysians,
In our recent meeting with the Regional editor and staff of STAR PUBLICATION Penang, I discovered that, it`s really a waste of our money and time supporting this kind of publication and making them rich day by day. They Do not have a stand and are playing games in the tune of the people. They are not committed to journalism and does not have the quality of being a press company. They admitted that they are PRO GOVERNMENT.
They have also denied in not giving a fair and equal coverage to all parties in the General Election. The Regional editor Anna cheah said that, We have given our best and had given a fair and equal coverage to all contesting parties. It was clear that she was defending her company.They are not even willing to admit their mistake. How can we expect an apology from this guys.
They continued saying that, any sensitive report or political report which is unsafe to be publish, will be first send to kl to the big bosses for editing and for advice on whether or not to publish the report.. Now, who are the big bosses !!!!!!! MCA Guys..... And we have seen by our own eyes, the results of the report about the opposition during the GE 08.. Full of BULLSHIT and negative views of the opposition. And yet, they still have the pride to say, We are not wrong. It is a big shame and humiliation for the journalism career !
They even said that, their license are given on a yearly basis. And that there are many rules to be followed. So, does that mean that they will be in favor for the government even if right or wrong. And if they publish a true negative report on BN and a true positive report on the opposition will their license be in trouble. Let me tell you guys, this company is not afraid of their license being revoked, they can get it back like in the past. I think it is the boss whom belongs to MCA whom chooses to be a tool of barisan nasional and reject press freedom, trying to fool the readers in to what he wants the people to read. He is trying to give a good impression to BN that he`s doing his part for the government and standing up for them, hoping to get a minister post in the cabinet in years time i think !
Do we want to be the reason of this companies success. Do we want this kind of people to succeed in their plans.
We have change our government, Let us change our paper too!!!!! Stop making them rich.
create SMS and sent out to all your contacts to boycott the star !!!
No point complaining. Let us put it in to action!
It worked during our General Elections !!!
And it even worked on all the Nasi Kandar shops in
Now we wanna use it on THE STAR... SMS/ EMAIL/ FLYERS..
Be creative and design your own words!!! and send it out to everyone !!!!!
We also demand for advertisers to stop advertising in The Star as that is their main profit.
We also demand the international press association to withdraw all awards given to The Star.
We will keep track on companies advertising in The Star and include them in our boycott list if they continue to advertise in The Star.
Forwards this mail to all your contact. Let us stand united as BANGSA
STAR IS A CANCER. STOP IT BEFORE IT`S TOO LATE.
Let`s show them the People`s Power.. MAKKAL SAKTHI ! We can do it.
Thousands have stop buying, Why not you ?
Regards and Love
Islanders Tamil Youth Network
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