For a Malay to achieve the status of a political expert in the Star, he/she must be liberal, upper middle class and subtly pro-Pakatan.
Founder of Sisters in Islam Zainah Anwar is the latest to attain that status.
Despite her forte being known as coming up with weird ideas of how Muslim women should behave, she is now writing about subjects such as the future demise of Umno, a party which her father was a founding member.
However, Helen Ang had none of her latest crap political analysis. You can read it here,
Star columnist misleads readers on Umno GE13 performance
Zainah, despite her diva NGO status is obviously no match for Helen.
A commenter at that Helen's posting wrote this,
It will not benefit them (the J-Star). That’s why. Anyways Farish A Noor, a liberal too, but I have not seen his writing in The Star but NST.
The Star like people like Karim Raslan, Zainah Anwar, Marina Mahathir, Azmi Sharom. What do these people share in common?
Yes, what are those Malays writing as columnists in the Star have in common?
The answer is actually as I had written above, they are all liberals, upper middle class and pro-Pakatan.
These are the type of Malays being promoted by the Star.
They are of the same brand of Malays as Azran AirAsia X and Nazir CIMB.
These are Malays who think that they never needed the NEP which had enabled the majority of their fellow Malays to uplift themselves out of the poverty line.
They are from the "Melayu bangsawan" class who never experience hardship of the common Malays, who despite the advances made since the introduction of the NEP are still the poorest among the major ethnic groups in this country.
The Star is promoting these Melayu yang sudan lupa jati diri bangsa sendiri as the role models for the rest of the Malays.