Race supremacists making a meal of the Star

Is there anything Islamic about the race supremacists of Perkasa and the taxpayer-funded KDN or the taxpayer-funded Minister of the taxpayer-funded federation?

By uppercaise

Ketuanan Melayu and its partner Ketuanan Islam are trying to make a meal of The Star’s Dining Out supplement having featured pork dishes while running a cover story on Ramadan Delights. Typically, it is being viewed as un-Islamic and the Star labelled as an un-Islamic paper.

Calling it “un-Islamic” makes it sound like the Star is against Islam, a convenient way of putting pressure on the paper, its staff, its publisher and its chief editor.

But which paper is not un-Islamic?

The Star is un-Islamic? So are the New Straits Times, the Utusan Malaysia, Sinar Harapan and every other mass circulation newspaper in the country. None of them are Islamic publications.

Memo to Home Ministry: Have you labelled all newspapers as being un-Islamic?

Why single out the Star? Because it is a convenient target:

  • it is the only non-vernacular newspaper that is not owned by Umno
  • it is run by editors and journalists of various faiths
  • the chief editor, Wong Chun Wai, is a practising Christian who has openly written about his faith and defended it
  • the paper does not place priority on furthering a Malays First agenda
  • it also makes a lot of money and has high visibility on the stock exchange.

The recent attacks have been coordinated by Perkasa, the rabid Malays First movement that was spawned by Mahathir (I Am Not A Racist) Mohamad, and led by that political buffoon Ibrahim (mass comm grad) Ali.

It is no surprise, looking back on Mahathir Mohamad’s long antagonism towards the Star from the early days of his ascendancy to Umno power, his urging the New Straits Times to kill the Star and his urging tycoon Vincent Tan to start the Sun and knock down the Star.

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