Media statement by Lim Kit Siang in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, 19th July 2011:
Najib/Hisham – have you lost all power over Utusan spin-doctors?
UMNO’s spin doctors in Utusan Malaysia are scraping the bottom of the barrel bringing out of the woodwork discredited personalities to weave lies which positively damage Malaysia’s national interests and international image.
The latest incident is the surfacing of the discredited Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Rahim Noor who gave an interview with Mingguan Malaysia on Sunday alleging the Bersih 2.0 rally could open the door to Jews and Israel to infiltrate Malaysia as there were parties who wanted countries like Malaysia that was against Jews and Israel to be toppled.
Although Rahim Noor established his professional career as Special Branch Director (just as he destroyed his service as IGP because of his criminal assault of Anwar Ibrahim in the infamous “black eye” episode in 1998), he could have no evidence for his sensational allegation in the Mingguan Malaysia interview apart from a very fertile figment of imagination.
However, based on Rahim Noor’s unsupported allegation, Utusan Malaysia carried an editorial yesterday as good as warning that the “Jew are coming” as a result of the Bersih 2.0 rally.
Either the Utusan Malaysia spin doctors have the full endorsement and a blank cheque from the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to spin their worst, or the Umno spin doctors are totally out of control and neither the Prime Minister nor the Home Minister has the power to exercise any control over them even when they go on a rampage positively damaging Malaysia’s national interests and international image.
Which is which, Najib and Hishammuddin?
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor