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Perverse logic, baffling statement

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Thinking Malaysians must be bewildered by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhiddin Yassin’s statement with reference to the Penang Chief Minister’s son who is unfairly embroiled in the false allegation of sexual molestation.

Muhyiddin Yassin - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

The DPM had amazingly stated that if the Chief Minister “thinks it is important to correct the information, then he has to come up with a strong statement…Mere denial is not enough”.

The Penang Chief Minister had rubbished this fraudulent allegation in the strongest possible terms. He had not minced his words in condemning this false allegation. In castigating the pro-Umno blogs that spread this false allegation, he had strongly condemned their nefarious conduct as “morally despicable and barbaric lies”.

The Chief Minister also challenged Umno to act against those guilty of this to prove that the party does not employ “desperate, dangerous and dirty tactics.” He also condemned several Umno leaders for highlighting “this shameful episode” in their blogs. He had referred to these characters as “pro-Umno ferocious beasts”.

Aren’t these strong words that had taken to task these unsavoury characters, dear DPM? Frankly, are these words mere denial, Mr DPM? Ask anyone and you will be told that these words are uttered with disgust and they convey a terrible outrage of a person overcome with grief and anger. These are certainly strong words that show utter contempt for these lies.

For the DPM not to know of the Chief Minister’s ferocious reactions to this false and malicious lie is unbelievable! For him not to know the truth when he made his astounding statement is also baffling.

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The principal of the school concerned – SMK Heng Ee – Mr Goh Boon Poh, had publically stated that he was shocked by the allegations that Lim Guan Eng’s son had sexually harassed a female student of the school and had dismissed this blatant lie as “completely untrue”.

Further, the alleged victim of this so-called sexual harassment had categorically stated in a statement to all the press that she has not been to Malaysia for the last seven years and that the only way in which her “modesty was outraged has been the publication of my picture in connection with these scurrilous and unfounded rumours”.

In spite of all this evidence to refute and rebut these malicious and baseless allegations, the DPM doesn’t seem to know what the truth is. His logic is perverse and his statement is baffling.

When rumours were swirling around implicating our Prime Minister as having had a dalliance with the Mongolian beauty, Altantuya, which the PM had denied, would the DPM now dare to remark, “Mere denial is not enough” – just to be consistent!

P Ramakrishnan
25 October 2011

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Hilmi Ismail
Hilmi Ismail
12 May 2012 10.20am

What happened to Aliran’s media reporting nowadays. Many years ago Aliran was an interesting newsletter to read, but not now. It’s reporting nowadays are politically biased, unbalanced and entirely anti- establishment.
Readers aren’t stupid.

mac dass
mac dass
27 Oct 2011 8.13pm

Whose fault for having elected village idiots to this post. In the time of the wise King Solomon would clowns like these may only be road sweepers or night soil carriers.

Tang Loon Kong
Tang Loon Kong
27 Oct 2011 1.46pm

The DPM is now convulsing under all the pre GE13 humdrum and pressure in UMNO. He has done damage to the UMNO party when he puts in those disparaging remarks.

He has forgotten that one of LGE’s strengths was he was incarcerated for helping a Malay girl who was (allegedly) raped by a certain political personality from the UMNO side. Many Malays was aghast at that incident – they voted for the opposition in GE 12.

Now, Mr Muhiddin is emulating or at lest trying to bathe in the notorious legacy of that certain UMNO member. Is he out of his mind? Can a person who is out of his mind be the DPM of Malaysia. Certainly, not from where I am standing.

Is he out of his mind? Most Malays cannot tolerate especially their own, who are

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