Friday, April 15, 2011

MCLM backs RPK, says TV3 interview was ‘spin doctored’

April 15, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) has backed its chairman Raja Petra Kamarudin, claiming today that his exclusive interview with TV3 aired this week was “spin doctored” for tomorrow’s Sarawak election.

MCLM President Haris Ibrahim said the two-part interview aired during prime time on Wednesday and yesterday was heavily edited and distorted in favour of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, to give him a “squeaky clean” image to the people in rural Sarawak, who have only access to mainstream media, ahead of the state vote.

“The fact is that the quotes by RPK in the heavily edited video recordings have been taken out of context and this has caused the message to be grossly distorted.

“RPK has time and time again commented on this issue via video recordings and through his postings on his news portal Malaysia Today and in various other media. Based on these, it is obvious that the essence of what he actually said had been edited out of the aired video clips, giving a totally erroneous perception,” he told a press conference here.

Haris also pointed out the discrepancies between Raja Petra’s sound bite and the voice over in between.
“I challenge TV3 to put up on YouTube or on any media the full interview, unedited,” he said.




Anonymous said...

MCLM has to do the damage control. RPK not smart enough after all.

Anonymous said...

Today is the beginning of the most important week, the Holy Week, the week in which Christians reflect how Jesus was betrayed, captured, tortured, died, buried and resurrected.

When we look back at what has been happening these few days, it's not hard to notice the coincidence - especially the betrayal part - where Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, just like how RPK has betrayed the Rakyat of Malaysia, for whatever BN is paying him.

RPK, just like Judas, has sinned.

No matter how his supporters want to whitewash the whole thing, the damage has been done. The future of Rakyat Malaysia has been sacrificed.

I am not a vengeful person. I do not wish what happened to Judas happens to RPK.

However, I do sincerely wish that God can provide RPK a chance to redeem himself, that he stops all activities that hurt the Rakyat of Malaysia.