this posting in her blog -
It's actually about MCA's the Star newspaper which is the most read English newspaper in the country.
The newspaper, which had been hedging for a possible Pakatan victory in the run up to GE13 has of late been campaigning for a more united multi-racial Malaysian society in the aftermath of the general election.
This was after it had subtly been promoting Pakatan politicians, particularly those from the DAP who had been campaigning on the platform of championing Chinese sentiments and hating the Malay-led BN government.
Now that it has become clear that the majority of Malays are reacting negatively to the Chinese tsunami of GE13, the newspapers are going all out to appease the community by calling for unity among the races.
The following is an excerpt from that Helen Ang's posting which shows the hypocrisy of the newspaper's call for unity among the races. It is the name list of the Star's bosses and their high ranking position -
Brian Martin – Executive Editor
Associate Editor – Davin Arul
Dorairaj Nadason – Deputy Executive Editor
T. Selva – Chief News Editor
Devid Rajah – Senior News Editor
Ann Marie Chandy – Editor, Features
Manogaran Rethinam – Editor, Sports
Risen Jaya Seelan Dennis – Business Editor (News)
Frederick Fernandez – Editor, Metro
Joseph Raj – Editor, Star Online
Wong Chun Wai – Group Chief Editor ( EVANGELISTA HEAD HONCHO )
Wong Siah Pin – Chief Operating Officer
David PL Yeoh – Deputy Group Chief Editor (I)
Leanne L Y Goh – Deputy Group Chief Editor (II)
June H L Wong – Managing Editor
Wong Sai Wan – Executive Editor
Errol Oh Boon Peng – Executive Editor
Tommy Lee – Executive Editor
Soo Ewe Jin – Deputy Executive Editor
Agatha Matayun – Editor Sunday
Paul Yeo – Senior Editor, Health
Tan Cheng Li – Editor, Environment
William K C Kee – Editor, Fashion
Ivy Soon – Editor, Women & Family
Melody Louisa Goh – Deputy Editor, Features Central
Chelsea Ng – Editor, Education
And the only Malay “acting” editor from the list of the 26 top positions inThe Star.
- Dzireena Mahadzir – Acting Editor, Clove
I guess the Malay employees of the Star are not of the bright types, causing them not to be among the top people at the newspaper. Either that, or they were being sidelined because they were Malays.
I nonetheless dare to bet that if you ask the Star editors on why there is only one Malay "acting" editor among their big bosses, the answer would be that "we are promoting people strictly based on merit".
Something like in Singapore, I guess.