Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ramadan 'pork fest': The Star must investigate

Supplement Ramadan Delights - an ad 'Best Rib In Town' in Page 2, 'Whipping up an appetite, Mongolian Pork Ribs' in Page 4 and 'Authentic Prime Pork Ribs' in Page 7. In The Star yesterday.

Fulamak! I bet my good friend Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai will 'kena' again - from Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Utusan Malaysia, JAKIM and other Islamic organisations and of course, from some bloggers.

Who to blame? Chun Wai? The whole newspaper organisation or the people in-charge of the Supplement. But... one after another.

Nope! I dont blame Chun Wai although he is the big boss there. The team which managed the Supplement must be held responsible!

Where were the Supplement Editor, the Proof Editor and the Chief Sub-Editor? Who was in-charge of picking the right picture for the right stories? Don't tell me that the sub-editors who designed the pages were not aware what kind of a Supplement was it?

(Or was there a cahoot to bring Chun Wai down?)

Not one but three pages of 'delicacies for Ramadan' was not unintentional. It was done deliberately to smear the newspaper's integrity and push Chun Wai's off the edge. But who are they?

Chun Wai is not fully responsible. As the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib has a group of subordinates (ministers) to assist him run the country. If Najib has to do and monitor everything, there would be no need to appoint the ministers, the secretary-generals and other senior officers.

And so is Chun Wai's position. Where were his deputies, senior editors, editors and others? Didn't anybody spot the error?

I think its high time for The Star to start scouting for new talents to run such a business, people who are sensitive to racial and religious issue and people who don't pull 'stupid jokes' like this!

Whatever action to be taken against the newspaper, I don't second the 'some heads must roll' notion! Yes, it was an uncalled error but I think it was not meant to insult the Muslims... it was meant to insult those responsible for producing such a Supplement.

However, someone just text me that the pictures and stories were not meant for Ramadan Supplement. They chose the wrong Supplement Strap!


19 comments:

masih di BH said...

for the spirit of ramadan, let us just forgive the star. i believe they didnt mean to insult us muslims. somebody did the mistake of chosing the wrong stuff for the wrong supplement.

Anonymous said...

pity u chun wai!

are your editors blind or what?

air batu said...

ni sudah melampaui batas perkauman and agama!

star dah banyak kali buat silap, jadi tak perlu kasihan kepada diorang ni.

kalau wong chun wai tidak diambil tindakan, kakitangan yang terbabit dengan penerbitan ruangan khas ni mesti dipecat!

Anonymous said...

as u mentioned, not one but three pages!

someone of some people at the star had intention to irritate or disgust the malays and muslims.

its unacceptable. home minister must come down hard on them or they will repeat it again.

pisang keling said...

why are u so defensive of chun wai, bro?

maybe his mistake, maybe not but he is the boss.

all bosses must be prepared to face the consequences!

wartawan 1989 said...

jai,

aku setuju yang diorang takda niat untuk hina umat islam, apalagi untuk naikkan kemarahan mereka.

masa di nstp dulu, kita pernah buat silap pasal supplement ni. kadang2 lepas dua tiga kali tengok pun, masih tak perasan.

takkanlah the star sebodoh itu untuk buat perkara semacam ni.

jadi, tak perlulah kita perbesarkannya.

HIDUP 1MALAYSIA!

biol said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

seronok betul laaaa!!!

siapa yang kena, pada dengan muka!

kah kah kah!

budak sekolah said...

the star ni main lawak jenis apa plak nih? kalau macam ni, elok tutup je suatkabar ni!

Anonymous said...

THE STAR should make it a FRONT PAGE APOLOGY to all MUSLIM in MALAYSIA!!!

Anonymous said...

bro,

i believe it was unintentional. lets put it behind.

TAK MAKAN BABI said...

apa dah jadi dengan star sejak akhir2 ni?

kalau perbuatan ni tak disengajakan, tak masuk akal sebab diorang yang buat keje ni semuanya pro.

nak salahkan chun wai memang tak patut pun sebab ramai pembantunya ada untuk pantau apa saja bahan yang hendak disiarkan.

aku tak memihak kepada mana2 tetapi harap2 semua pihak akan lebih berhati-hati dalam membuat keputusan.

konekticut said...

sir, i dont think they did it on purpose. they could have let some rookies do the pages.

anyway, i am also against 'heads must roll'.

thank you

a star staff said...

u are such a fair person, not shooting blankly at anybody, and i respect u for that.

we had no intention to provoke or insult the muslims. it was merely a mistake and a mixed-up of displaying the right materials for the right supplement.

you have been there and your understanding is very much appreciated. thanks a lot

MASTANA said...

bujai,

den setuju. eloklah kito jangan bosa2kan kisah ni. jadi tak elok nanti.

den pasti budak2 star ni tak sengajo buek bondo ni sobab dio memang bangang atau masih montah.

kesian gak pado chun wai, tak pasal2 kono lanyak lagi dengan banyak pihak.

salam ramadan

Anonymous said...

what else?

just sack those responsible and hire new people who are more pro and sensitive to things like that.

we cant be seen as making silly error too much, aren't we?

kudus said...

maap la cakap.

betul ke takda melayu yang makan babi?

Anonymous said...

WTF man!

the star must apologize to the muslims.

it might be unintentional but the damage is intolerable!

Anonymous said...

ah we chose the wrong supplement strap.

how convenient!

sounds familiar when it comes to the star

NSTMAN

Anonymous said...

Sorry ,but no front page apology.
Only 17 word page three in standard font.
Apologies do not generate advert revenues...,thats why on page 3.
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