Re: Najib’s comments on Utusan, I’m all for greater media freedoms, but maybe he should check up on his wife before spouting things like:
“This is to ensure that we have a public that is intellectual, critical and capable of being objective,”
“The Westerners say conflict sells stories. But that does not necessarily mean we must do the same because our goal is to bring the country success, not just through physical development, but through the development of the intellect and values.
“But you must also be a medium to build an intellectual culture, a critical society,” the Umno president added.
Yes? Well maybe you should ask Joshua Wong or Chou Z Lam about what they think of your media freedoms.
The former had some harrowing experiences at the hand of your own wife:
Tan (Joshua’s boss) added further, “On Monday, the First Lady complained about your Penang roadshow – all the way from Washington… I hope you will change the topic.”
I later found that the First Lady had received complaints from other people, and she re-directed the complaint to the top management. Tan said the content of the complaint is more or less the same as the complaint received after the airing of the roadshow in Kuala Lumpur.
So, I’m not sure whether Najib quite has the moral standing to be preaching to Utusan like that.
Nonetheless, we shall also be watching Utusan closely to see whether they have any respect for their premier’s words – or whether their kiblat points more to the power behind his throne.