Alas – Kamarul Zaman is only a “downline” UMNO propagandist, and his admission that it is ridiculous for anyone to claim that “Lim Kit Siang is the DAP and DAP is Lim Kit Siang” will not stop the “upline” UMNO propagandists, cybertroopers and leaders from continuing such attacks
Kamrul Zaman Yusoff has done irreparable harm to the academic reputation of University Utara Malaysia (UUM) and I mourn for Malaysia’s university academic standards when people like him could become the director an university institute of political analysis.
Kamarul Zaman has only exhibited his academic mediocrity and sloppiness in his gem of lies and falsehoods in his latest FaceBook posting, repeating the garbage about a “DAP Christian agenda”, and claiming as proof two major “strategists” of such agenda, the DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke and DAP national publicity chief Tony Pua.
But Kamarul Zaman did UUM and Malaysian universities’s academic reputation no favours when he committed the most rudimentary academic sin of being misled by Loke and Pua’s western names and not verifying that Loke and Pua are Christians in the first place. For Kamarul’s information, both Loke and Pua are not Christians. Where come the DAP’s “Christian agenda”?
As if such rudimentary academic sloppiness is not enough, Kamarul Zaman committed another cardinal academic sin when he attacked the DAP MP for Serdang Ong Kian Ming for a quote in the latter’s FB post dated Feb 4, 2014, when the quote was in fact made by a Christian Minister, Idris Jala and had nothing to do with Kian Ming. Will Kamarul Zaman next accuse the UMNO/BN Government of Datuk Seri Najib Razak of a “Christian agenda”?
But what made me go against my original decision to completely ignore Kamarul Zaman’s fulminations was another gem in Kamarul Zaman’s FB post – asking what credentials I have to deny that DAP had a Christian agenda, “as if Lim Kit Siang is the DAP and the DAP is Lim Kit Siang”.
It has taken UMNO leaders, propagandists and cybertroopers a very long time to realise the falsity of such a claim.
This should have sounded like “manna from heaven” as for the past few decades, I have been accused by top UMNO/BN leaders on the ground that “Lim Kit Siang is DAP and DAP is Lim Kit Siang”.
This is the “raison d’etre” of the intense and high-powered ongoing campaign of lies and falsehoods by UMNO leaders, propagandists and cybertroopers, to demonise me, to the extent that they accuse Tun Dr. Mahathir, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Mohamad Sabu as my stooges and puppets!
But alas, Kamarul Zaman is only a “downline” UMNO propagandist, and his admission that it is ridiculous to assume that “Lim Kit Siang is the DAP and DAP is Lim Kit Siang” will not stop the “upline” UMNO propagandists, cybertroopers and leaders from continuing such attacks.
In a way I pity Kamarul Zaman, as he knows not what he is doing – just to be cannon fodder for many apart from revealing his own weak religious faith.