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In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright - until you hear them speak.

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Red Bean Army? Never heard of it...


Utusan seems to take spinning to an incredible level, the latest being the existence of a Red Bean Army allegedly sponsored by DAP since 2008. Are they trying to prove that by spinning something often and long enough, people will believe?

The best way to prove its existence is to ask any Chinese (since DAP has been painted as a Chinese party, despite having Karpal Singh as Chairman and having a fair number of Indian MPs and ADUNs, and even a couple of Malay MPs and ADUNs), to see if they have heard of such a term, let alone its existence.

Next, is to find out from Utusan, who are the 200 or so cybertroopers who are being employed at Rm3,000 a month for several years! I am just as curious as anyone to know the webmasters or bloggers who should be known easily by their site names and not necessarily their real names. It is rather unfair for Utusan to claim the existence of such a cyber army without naming at least some of them. People need to know exactly who they are referring to because some might be wrongly accused without even knowing it. Mention the names so that the people can judge for themselves whether what Utusan claimed makes any sense that they are paid cybertroopers.

As far as DAP as a party is concerned, those who know can relate how they managed on shoestring budgets before, and only recently, backed by more generous donations from more supporters. DAP's MPs and ADUNs are used to 'hands-on' work like laying out chairs and collecting and stacking them after use. Recently, for GE13, party supporters were seen in a picture, helping in writing out words and Chinese characters on white cloth for campaign purposes. They were volunteers who offered to help. Pakatan parties relied much on volunteerism, a term alien to BN's 'what's in it for me' supporters. They were able to do much with minimal costs.

There are also disparate bloggers who feel obliged to provide alternative news which are not covered by mainstream media. They feel it necessary to voice out opinions, hoping that if more are voicing out, then it would become a chorus and be heard. They are really pissed off by the shameless propaganda in newspapers and tv channels treated as news.

Even DAP's veteran and party advisor, Lim Kit Siang, never heard of it:
Claims that DAP spends RM108 million in past six years to employ a 200-strong Red Bean Army of cybertroopers a total figment of imagination of Utusan Malaysia and failed UMNO/BN propagandists
http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2013/05/26/claims-that-dap-spends-rm108-million-in-past-six-years-to-employ-a-200-strong-red-bean-army-of-cybertroopers-a-total-figment-of-imagination-of-utusan-malaysia-and-failed-umnobn-propagandists/

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh well, it Utusan is calling the DAPs cYber-troopers 'red beans', I guess PAS cyber-troopers must be 'green beans' and the UMNO/BN cyber-troopers must be 'blue bottle flies'.

stevenchen said...

Haha blue bottle flies....perfect description for the bn guys....more attracted to dead rodents type. Good one from anon whoever you are