Wednesday, July 11, 2012

No point for WCW meeting LGE!

Personally, I don't think there is a need for the Star group editor-in-chief Wong Chun Wai (pic) to accept Lim Guan Eng's 'special invitation' to Penang and listen to his explanation on what the newspaper has been campaigning for 30 years - 'the crying hills'.

First, Wong is not a politician to discuss the issue with the chief minister. The matter should be deliberated at the State Assembly and other channels, including with the contractors and developers.

And secondly, I believe Wong has his own standpoint - sharing it with the rest of the media members in Penang, especially pro-government newspapers Utusan Malaysia and New Straits Times which Lim bans.

Why can't Lim invite the editors from all newspapers and TV stations, instead of picking Wong alone?

Lim could at least try to woo back the media by lifting the ban, and I don't think a senior journalist like Wong likes the idea of the Penang State Government imposing such a restriction on pro-Barisan Nasional publications.

What's on Lim's mind?

Just because the Star is so loud on its reports on hill slope development in Penang - and Wong for a fact is also a Penangite - Lim feels he could seek some justifications in Wong by telling him what actually took place in the State!

Or does Lim think he can change the Star - the leading English daily - aptitude by giving him and Pakatan Rakyat some good and positive coverage?

Lim has yet to justify why he banned the two newspapers from coming close to his office and function. While shouting about the Press freedom, the chief minister doesn't walk the talk and is now seen as a monster to the media.

If a politician cannot take criticism, better don't criticise and ridicule others.

As for the 'crying hills', I think Lim should issue a press statement to the media rather than calling up Wong or the reporters 'he likes' for a press conference. No point dodging around and telling people that you are doing the right thing...

31 comments:

lim gone eng said...

yeah man!

call up all the media reps in penang and explain.

you think wcw wants to take side?

fool!

penangan said...

salam tn,

mungkin LGE rasa the star boleh berubah haluan ke arah pembangkang jika dia berjaya pujuk datuk seri wong.

lim silap perkiraan sebenarnya.

saya sendiri percaya wong seorang yang cukup profesional untuk menilai undangan ketua menteri DAP itu ke pulau pinang.

biarpun dia sendiri anak jati pulau pinang, wong akan lebih mengutamakan penyebaran berita yang benar daripada yang diputarbelitkan oleh LGE nanti jika mereka berdua bertemu.

Anonymous said...

jai,

macam lemah je guan eng ni sampai nak pujuk chun wai.

dia takut apa dengan the star ni?

anti-BN said...

haiyaaaa!!!!

so lan-si your posting. u think lim guan eng likes the idea to see wong chun wai?

the reason is, the star has been badmouthing him over the hill slope development in penang when in fact, it was the previous govt, the bn govt who approved the projects.

i also think no need for chun wai to see lim.

better lim to sue the newspaper!!!

magellan said...

agree.

invite all bosses from each and every newspaper and tv station, whether they pro or anti-govt.

why must he only wants to exlain to the star?

no brain!

tauke lim said...

LGE wanted to see WCW because he thought he could buy the star!

that also u dont know aaar!!!

kaniney said...

wondering what would happen to the pro-BN media if pakatan wins the next general election, with guan eng already setting a precedent of what they should do...

Anonymous said...

if wong refuses the invitation, he is a coward!

the whole STAR is full of coward and liars!

if he agrees, then the story will be different!

know what i meant?

Anonymous said...

When the Dear Leader of Penang took his supporters up the Youth Park area near Botannical Garden to show the Hills Are Alive, he is trying to bullshit others not from Penang but of course WCW a Penangite knows the dirty trick of the Dear Leader and shown the REAL pictures of the cutted hills which really irritated the vindictive Dear Leader who thought he can cheat the people all the time.Now Dear Leader is trying to twist the story, as usual, a man with dirty calibre.

Anonymous said...

Lim will whisper about racial unity to oust UMNO.

Anonymous said...

Its payback time.. The Str as been pro-Penang all this while

a moderator said...

morning bro jai,

compared with other mainstream papers, the star puts business above all.

as a pro-govt media, it has been quite moderate in criticising the opposition, unlike utusan and nst group.

it also gives space to opposition news.

i like it that way, business above politics.

and this could be part of the reasons why lim guan eng saw the door to play chummy with chun wai, a moderate penangite who plays an important role for carrying out mca 1nation building concept.

i have known chun wai for a long time and yes, in sharing your thought, its no point of him to comply to lim's wish.

Anonymous said...

bujai,

free press is dead in penang.

to the propagators of free media like lim guan eng and kit siang, they should sock themselves in their own words!

a penangite said...

orang yg tak kenal wong ni akan tuduh dia ni berhati cina.

tapi dia ni seorang cina yang berhati malaysia, tak seperti guan eng dan anwar ibrahim yang rasis.

wong takkan jumpa lim.

sebagai seorang yang berjiwa 1malaysia, wong lebih rela dianggap pengecut daripada menggadai prinsip dan pendiriannya.

masalla said...

next, lim guan eng will invite wong to a karaoke session with his concubine.


u dont believe aaaa???

hehehehehehe!

big mouth said...

strange lor, lge was trying to woo wcw.

i detect danger here...


pssssttt wcw... dont go. he actually wants to introduce u his girls...

samagagah said...

dah mengada-ngada si apek guan eng ni, nak ajak chun wai bincang. nak bincang apa? pasal projek bukit atau hal awek dia tu? silap2 dia offer chun wai sorang! bukan boleh percaya mangkuk ni!

Anonymous said...

WCW is a penangite. he knows more issues affecting the rakyat than LGE.

LGE is not a penangite, so he needs people like WCW to feed him inputs, esp on how to tackle more women!

dont u agree, jai?

Anonymous said...

i want u people to think.

lim guan eng is a chinese.

wong chun wai is a malaysian.

note the difference?

lim go poh said...

memang takda pekdah WCW jumpa LGE.

paling tidak pun, LGE akan potpet2 pasal pembangunan bukit yang didakwanya dibuat oleh kerajaan BN sebelum ni.

dia akan cuba yakinkan WCW yang dia tak pernah luluskan sebarang projek bukit.

dia ingat oleh kerana WCW ni sebangsa dengan dia, mudah dia kelentong!

mat tomoi said...

ramai lagi lim boleh ajak. kenapa wong sorang?

ajaklah pm ka, tpm ka, sprm ka....

Anonymous said...

After watching the debate, I find LGE as a very angry and bitter person. Will he be generous and compassionate to the weaker rakyat if he were elevated and exalted to a much higher and influential position in this country since he's so contemptuous and intolerant of any form of weaknesses? Even here, we can see that he selectively wants to deal with Star ONLY. Will this guy be a leader for all or just for a certain ethnic group only? I think I already have my answer.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

what's LGE motive anyway?

get WCW to support him?

nonsense!

pembaca banyak blog said...

bugger.

must be another trick lim tries to pull.

before wong agrees, he must lift the ban on the respective newspapers and media.

the call every rep to hear him.

why must he discuss it with one person only?

if he wants wcw, he must call all media bosses, not the reps!

rudy the licker said...

jai,

he wants the star to become his ally for the next general election.

knowing how liberal the star is, he is trying his luck. he wants to keep penang to dap, and knowing that wong is a penangite, he felt threatened!

mat gombau said...

mak oiii..

kemain lagi kau sokong wong ni.

iyolah. kau dgn dio dah bekawan lamo, memang patut pun kito samo2 jago.

ado muslihat di sebalik undangan lim guan eng pado wong ni, jai. dio gaso oleh sobab dio samo2 berbangso cino, mudah la dapek simpati untuk dap dan pakatan di pulau pinang.

lim dah mulo gaso gelabah sobab tembolang dio dibongka satu demi satu.

jadi, dio nampak peluang tu ado pado star, akhbar inggeris yang sederhana fahaman eh.

tapi macam kau kato, takdo apo wong akan dapek kalau dio jumpo lim.

takut org lain akan syak yang bukan2 pulak!

jln riong said...

those who know chun wai will also advise him the same thing - not to see guan eng.

i do not see any significant except for the latter to reap some political moralities for being able to get a top newspaper boss to his office... and to his feet!

i smell big fish in guan eng's invitation.

dah cakap banyak kali dah! said...

LGE takut dengan WCW sebab WCW ni orang penang. dia lebih tahu banyak hal mengenai penang daripada LGE. oleh kerana LGE ni bukan orang penang, dia dah mula takut dengan bayang2 sendiri. kalau WCW nak jumpa dia pun, atas urusan sebagai seorang rakyat biasa penang dan bukannya sebagai bos the star. tapi tapi tak mungkin LGE nak jumpa rakyat biasa. oleh itu, memang tak elok bagi WCW jumpa LGE dalam keadaan ni, kecuali bila LGE dah kalah nanti... kahkahkah!

Anonymous said...

i got a feeling lim wants to share something with wong... probably his scandal

Anonymous said...

With all that Global warming and tsunami, especially along the Andaman fault-line which is quake prone, Penang state government should planned into the future.

Keep the high grounds for the public to run up to, if ever the sea level rise. Better 'the crying hills' now, then regret later.

Or, are they bulldozing the hills to reclaim land at seafront? This will, although negligible, raise the sea level?

RD