YOURSAY 'Penang CM Lim Guan Eng's bodyguard was not allowed to accompany him but his slanderer was allowed on board.'
Blogger on Scorpene submarine? Why?
Jiminy Qrikert: Papagomo said "...he felt honoured that he was the first blogger allowed a ride in the submarine." Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi denied allowing any blogger onboard, "If we allowed any blogger to go, others would ask too."
So, the question to ask is who 'allowed' Papagomo to board? Surely to board a submarine, security must have been very tight and everyone thoroughly checked.
Did Papagomo just wave himself past the navy security manning the boarding process or was he provided clearance by the Defence Ministry beforehand. And if so, then Zahid is pretty dumb or an incorrigible liar.
BN-Umno is built on a rock solid foundation of lies. Now they need to win the cyber war. So, what can the rakyat expect but a barrage of lies to make sure Umno-BN gains unfair advantage.
What Pakatan Rakyat has to do is to show up Umno-BN's lies for what they are. For so long as these lies are not challenged, they will circulate in cyber space as 'truths'.
Disgusted: Penang CM Lim Guan Eng's bodyguard was not allowed to accompany him but his slanderer was allowed on board without Lim knowing.
What if he did indeed try to harm Lim. This is no laughing matter. Lim should be accorded the protocol of a chief minister even though he is in the opposition. A minister should have accompanied him as Zahid promised to do earlier.
Whilst Pakatan treats Najib cordially whenever he visits Penang, Umno treats Lim like dirt especially in using their NGOs and bloggers to attack the CM.
Wira: The purpose why Umno allowed this particular blogger to go on board the submarine is to spin news of this dive for the party propaganda machine on cyberspace.
Kuchikoo: LGE, you should not have accepted the invitation to board the submarine. What are you trying to prove? I'm sure those idiots will spin negative remarks about it. You just wait and see.
Satu Malaysian: Salute to LGE for having lived up to his image of a responsible CM and a decent human being. An invitation was given and he accepted it in good faith and as a mark of respect to the minister who extended it.
Whether the minister was insincere, whether he lied or played dirty, whether the two bloggers were brought in to embarrass Lim is beyond the latter's control and one should not rebuke him for accepting the invitation.
An Old Malaysian: During the press conference, when Zahid was asked if any blogger had visited the submarine, he replied in the negative. "If we allowed any blogger to go, others would ask too," he had said.
Trust the Umno-BN leaders to tell the truth.
Zubir: If indeed Papagomo was on board the sub, what makes him so special to be accorded that privilege? He is not even a reporter. It only shows how much Zahid and Umno love him.
Multi Racial: Zahid in ‘inviting' Papagomo in his capacity as defence minister and also vice-president of Umno goes to show two things:
1) The government is abusing its authority.
2) Umno is behind Papagomo. Just look as his comment in his blogs.
Malaysians are still waiting for the government to answer these questions:
1) Why is the cost of the submarine much higher than market price?
2) Why did the government pay more than RM500 million to a newly-registered company, Perimekar, for consultancy when it obviously did not have any expertise in submarine or marine matters.
3) Why Altantuya Shaariibuu, who claimed involvement in the deal, was murdered and blown into pieces.
Isn't Papagomo interested to know about this instead of criticising Guan Eng for asking pertaining and relevant questions as members of the opposition?
Mohan Ghandi: Malaysian cabinet ministers lying is nothing new. Even their bosses have been caught lying on many issues.
The cost of the submarine is still not answered and most importantly, why was over RM500 million paid to Abdul Razak Baginda's company?
I am sure the commercial crime police can trace where the money actually went. Who were the ultimate beneficiaries?
NikE: "...Papagomo said during the five-hour voyage in the submarine yesterday, he questioned the crew about everything related to the craft, the details of which are kept by the Navy and considered ‘a government secret'."
"‘There are things Gomo can talk about and there are things that Gomo cannot say based on the interest (importance) of the country's Navy,' he wrote...".
This is one time the ISA is truly required. Papagomo, (and whoever told him ‘government secrets') should be detained under ISA and held incommunicado in the interest of national security.
One Brain Cell: Big Dog and Papagomo were on board the Scorpene to portray LGE in the worst possible light, what else, since Umno's greatest fear is DAP and squeaky clean politicians like LGE.
Quite hilarious, though, to picture a wide-eyed Frodoesque LGE trapped in an overpriced, underperforming submarine with these Umno bloggers who come across as icky creatures of the dark like Shelob the Spider or Gollum who once owned the Ring.
Dzulkefly Ahmad: Surely the Scorpene can dive. So can many submarines build and used by Colombian drug smugglers.
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