Monday, November 12, 2007

The Minister of Information sneered,"Do you believe thousands of people will be coming for
the rally? Don't be so silly as to be taken in by them," he said, adding that even the Umno annual meeting could not gather such a number of people.
UMNO memang la, datang membeli belah bukan fikir pasal negara. Sila ke PWTC sendiri tahun depan untuk melihat telatah ahli parti penguasa yang tak berkualiti.

"Do you think that we are Pakistan? We are Burma, we are Myammar?"
Burma dengan Myanmar kan sama, itu la emosi sangat, jangan jadi gila sudah.

Don't forget: "you are wrong, we are right", "you are being used by the opposition", "this is an Islamic country, if you don't like..."
merapu macam orang gila

His primary contradictions:
"...we allow the protest..." and yet "...this is illegal..."
"... this is democratic country...we have election..." and yet "... this is illegal..."
Dato', bacalah isi kandungan memorandum tu dulu, janganlah memalukan negara yang aku cintai ini. Sungguh memalukan, episod bola sepak Piala Asia pun tak seteruk ni.

Zam Refutes Al Jazeera's Claim Police Used Force On Protesters

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) -- Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin has refuted satellite television station Al Jazeera's claim that police had used force on hundreds of protesters here today.

He told the station that police had tried to disperse the protesters by using water cannons as the gathering was illegal. "When they refused to disperse, the police allowed them to march to Istana Negara to hand over a memorandum demanding for a clean and fair election.

"The police managed to handle the situation as best they could," he said over the phone in a live interview by Al Jazeera here.

He was responding to the illegal assembly organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections or "Bersih" comprising 26 non-governmental organisations and which also involved opposition parties, to hand over the memorandum containing their demands, to Istana Negara.

Asked why Malaysia did not allow such gatherings, Zainuddin said they were unnecessary because general elections had been held without fail in this country and according to the scheduled dates.

The minister also hit out at Al Jazeera for having the wrong perception when posing questions.

Al Jazeera reporters had their own perceptions about Malaysia before coming here, he said, adding that "Malaysia is not Myanmar or Pakistan; it is a democratic country".

Zainuddin said many television viewers in Malaysia were laughing at the antics of the Al Jazeera reporter who seemed to be trying to portray the situation as ugly.

"The reporter was seen shouting, so much so the situation seemed unreal to the viewers."

He also criticised Al Jazeera for only interviewing journalists known to be pro-opposition but not getting the government's views.


1 comment:

Rauff said...

He shoots his own foot all the time. This Zam proves to be more annoying that Mr. Bean and very much less in cuteness.