The recycled foreign media attacks on Malaysia

Salleh Said Keruak

Over the last two days, the foreign media has been attacking Malaysia in general and Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in particular. This is not surprising considering that Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad said, “Kita terpaksalah guna saluran media luar, BN bolehlah mereka ada banyak duit untuk upah penganalisis dari Cambridge.”

Basically, what the foreign media is reporting are recycled reports from years ago about corruption, fraudulent elections, lack of democracy, denial of freedom of speech, and so on.  Since 30 years ago when Mahathir was the Prime Minister until today they are still saying the same thing. The opposition then virals these reports to give the impression that the whole world is against Malaysia.

What the foreign media fails to mention in these reports is about the many cases of corruption now being investigated by the MACC in the Pakatan Harapan states of Selangor and Penang, or about the allegations of cheating in GE13, such as 40,000 Bangladeshi voters, that were proven false. The foreign media reports are not balanced but very one-sided giving the impression that everything about the government is bad while the opposition are angels.