Stupid media strategy leads BN into the longkang
Unfortunately, it's still happening now and in fact had turned from bad to worse with the 1MDB issue.
I'm of the opinion that the advisers, consultants and big time editors were really making a mess out of the whole thing.
Apparently, others share the same view on this matter.
These quotes by senior journalists about the handling of information on the 1MDB issues were from an article in Malaysia Online (The Mole);
“It is not in the interest of everyone associated with 1MDB to share their troubles at every juncture. They were probably hoping for a comprehensive solution, hoping that time would afford them a breather. It was not to be because they were confronted midway by body politics. Journalism arrived after the facts."
“More importantly, where is the money now? Such huge loan will not be approved by only one bank as it usually requires approval from a consortium of several banks and how could those banks approve the loan? Was there any pressure being put on them? These are the questions that need answering.”
“What Najib needs to do is defend and explain his policies, not attack his ex boss. I am quite certain Lim Kok Wing would agree with me, that the PM’s existing strategy, which is to attack Mahathir to defend Najib, via the newspapers and prime news, is backfiring.”
To read the full article, please click on this link,
Senior journalists call for better handling of 1MDB issue