Wednesday, August 8, 2012

LGE's 'shut up' fund

Good news from Penang!

Journalists, bloggers, Twitters and FB surfers who want to make 'fast money', can try this out.

Jot or post anything bad about the state government, about chief minister Lim Guan Eng or about Pakatan Rakyat, you can be assured of something in return, at least a few thousand ringgit if you are asked to put a stop to it.

It will be more rewarding if you reverse your jotting and posting into something 'positive'.

However, you must be someone recognised as a member of the media, 'orang surat khabar', TV journos, pixmen with the mainstream newspapers and bloggers with good number of followers. It applies for Twitters and FB too.

The DAP-led Penang State Government is very smart in its news control. Apart from banning Utusan Malaysia and the New Straits Times, they also monitor Guang Ming Daily.

I believe they have a big fund to 'buy' these people, especially bloggers and Twitters. From where the money comes, is fully classified but with all the development projects on the island now - including the hill slope - it comes from many sources.

Lim had in July tried to invite The Star media boss Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai for a 'special meeting' about the hill slope projects in Penang but the latter was smart enough to detect and smell the big fish on the CM's desk.

Ooppsss.... someone may ask about the money spent by BN government for its new media. Yes, there is but the government had never dictated them, let alone banned any publication like Rocket, Harakah, Mkini, Malaysia Chronicle and others.

But Lim Guan Eng is no pro. On top his 'freedom the the Press' slogan, he and his PR comrades are flexing their muscles on the media players, imposing the 'dos and donts' on them, dictating the kind of news and demanding this and that.

Call it the 'shut up fund' if you may but its really working well for him and the state government. Just wonder how much was paid and how many recipients had enjoyed it!

'Memang hebat!'


sugumaran said...


now u should also shut up!

i am offering you RM1 million, take it or leave it!


i think many would want to blast LGE and the opposition if such is the offer bro.

croc rock said...

its normal on both side, i guess. BN has got its own pool of fully-paid bloggers and new media members. and so is the opposition.

what matters most is how effective their role is in this political war.

from the way i see it, the opposition is having the advantage, their media is better!

Anonymous said...

of course they got plenty of money for the task.

ask them, from where does it come?

pro-Pakatan said...

memang pakatan rakyat ni hebat sebab bolehh baca dan kesan apa saja niat tak baik barisan nasional.

jadi, apa salahnya lim guan eng atau siapa2 saja bagi honororium kepada mereka ini semata2 untuk jaga imej dan nama baik dia?

BN pun dah banyak keluar wang untuk bloger, betul tak?

so, jangan nak merepek!

penangan said...

salam tuan,

saya rasa ini sudah lumrah cuma cara LGE untuk menutup mulut wartawan dan pengamal media baru ni tidak berapa gentleman sikit.

sepatutnya dia tidak mengharamkan wartawan NST dan utusan, sebaliknya cuba pendekatan lebih sihat bagi memenangi hati mereka.

kalau semuanya nak guna duit, mesti ramai yang akan ambil kesempatan, betul tak?

Anonymous said...

what la!

everything is about money.

money can buy everything, including votes.

but what about your dignity?

Anonymous said...

not easy to buy out journalists, bro. u know lar.

... unless in RM million...

sitora said...


how much is BN offering u? be honest!

10k? 20k? 30k?

its normal, right?

so, for LGE's fund, he knows how to use it!

Anonymous said...

lama-kelamaan besok, abis duit rakyat untuk beli wartawan, pengamal media, bloger dan yang lain2.

last2, rakyat yang merana!

addis ababa said...

who doesnt want money, tell me!

in a political situation that sucks, like here in the country, everybody wants to make some and spend some.

who says no politician spends money to buy votes and support?


lim gone eng said...

first he bans the mainstream media.

next he offers money to shut em up.

then he will buy their souls!

Anonymous said...


is it true that you are earning about RM50,000 monthly from your blog?

who pays u?

caplamangga said...

takda salahnya beli sokongan ni walaupun ia nampak kotor.

pihak bn pun abis berjuta setiap bulan.

tanyalah mat maslan, zahid, muhyiddin, rais, mukhriz, kj, aziz baling... boleh dikatakan setiap orang ada blogernya tersendiri.

Anonymous said...

thats why i dont trust u bloggers.

u people work for money, money and money.

i know a pas member who writes an anon blog to support umno because umno pays him to do so.

sireh pinang said...

apa la nak sibuk2 hal duit ni.

pas yang nak tegakkan negara islam tu pun guna duit untuk rasuah pengamal media baru dan akhbar.

dah tak heran dah.

Anonymous said...

LGE knows how to shut them up.

what about najib?

Anonymous said...

lge can buy anything, thats what he thinks.

if pakatan loses in the next general election, he will also buy the cm position from bn.

chiba geigy said...

he should pay betty's beautician instead of giving the bloggers and media.

betty needs more than just a lousy beautician to help her compete with rainbow.

soprano said...

my only comment is - damn it!

visa said...

memang tak senonoh sesiapa yg bayar dan upah bloger ni, sama ada di pihak kerajaan mahupun pembangkang.

buat apa bayar?

perjuangan mestilah ikhlas!

Anonymous said...

cina cina laintakde hari hari siang malam asyik topik duit duit

lain takde

Anonymous said...

From the comments made here, I can see that the average Malaysians are so corrupt. Not just its politicians. They think nothing of taking and giving money as long as they get what they want. So, this is what the country has come to. Corruption is not an issue at all.