Utusan finds it can't bully the Indonesians

comments     Published     Updated

VOXPOP 'Calling an ex-president of a great nation and our former DPM ‘dogs of imperialism' is downright stupidity and Zainuddin must publically apologise.'

Indonesian president lashes out at Zam's article in Utusan

vox populi small thumbnail Enlightened: Dear Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and former president BJ Habibie, please don't get offended by the idiotic comments in Utusan Malaysia .

Former information minister Zainuddin Maidin is a disgrace to our country. He has done nothing for Malaysia. Why do you think he is no longer in cabinet?

Ren Ai: In his zest to please his masters, Zainuddin forgot basic decorum and malign the ex-president.

I am quite sure he never expected a rebuttal from the well-respected Indonesian president. The least he could do is apologise to Indonesia.

I won't be surprised if he is barred from entering Habibie's homeland.

Malaysian Born: Zainuddin is a third-rate journalist with an equally low grade intellect who rose to his past position by being willing to sing any tune required of him.

The racist innuendo is crude and his arguments and criticisms without any basis. Effectively he was doing the normal hack job on the opposition leader, but was too intellectually challenged to realise that there would be repercussions if he openly insulted the former president of another sovereign nation. Yes, he is that dumb.

I would like to say that we are all embarrassed to think he was a senior officer of the government, but the reality is that the fact that he was a card-carrying moron was not a secret.

Kelate: In Indonesia, their president protect the dignity of their ex-president. In Malaysia, our ex-PM insults our PM then and even now, continue to insult the other ex-PM.

No action was taken by the authority - after all, it was his right to speak, so he claimed. So it's not surprising that Umno does not understand why they cannot insult another country's ex-president.

Anonymous #32993250: Zainuddin has crossed the decency of journalism. Indeed, what can one expect from the stable of Utusan ?

Calling an ex-president of a great nation and our former deputy PM "dogs of imperialism" is downright stupidity and he must publically apologise.

Mushiro: Zainuddin is forever making mistakes. Once he wrote something about Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he was head of Utusan and was immediately given the boot.

He then wrote a book praising Mahathir sky high and regained favours again. He blundered again when giving a comment on Al Jazeera defending the government attacks on a peaceful rally in Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: I feel ashamed after reading this piece of news. It goes to show the standard of our 'elected ' government.

There is nowhere in the world you can find 'this type' of minister, only in Malaysia. They are so blind with politics up to a point they talk nonsense.

Mind you, the so-called 'experts' assessing the damage done by the article are likely to have the same mentality as the one who wrote the piece. As always, Malaysia's politicians are making news for their stupidity.

Mohamad Abdul Malik: Well, it's a good thing that Indonesia has protested about the 'bad' things written about their former leader. Malaysia should take note of this protest.

However, what's good for the geese is also good for the gender. Indonesia should also look at what is written about Malaysia in its newspapers. We don't want a situation of the pot calling the kettle black, do we?

Enlightened: Susilo is a well-respected leader by his people. The last time I went to Indonesia, they were commenting on how professionals from Malaysia are flocking to Jakarta for more lucrative job opportunities while the uneducated in the interiors of Indonesia are flocking to Malaysia for free citizenship.

Awani: A case of someone trying to be too clever but instead unwittingly confirmed to be an idiot. He should learn to shut his mouth.

Lexicon: Utusan has outdone itself. Experts claim this will not affect ties? Well, the Indonesian president clearly does not agree.

Report lodged on Malaysia's 'most expensive road'

Starr: That's perhaps what Sabah CM Musa Aman meant when he recently said BN had brought development and changes to the state.

What's the point of development when corruption in his government is rampant? Today, we are told the illicit capital outflows from Malaysia ranked second in the world in 2010.

Clearly, it's no coincidence that Musa's RM40 million money laundering, allegedly originated from illicit timber trades, had turned into legitimate 'political donation' to Umno Sabah.

How on earth have Bank Negara kept silent over the issue?

Ann: Hello, this is nowhere close to the most expensive road in the country. For that, look at the federal government's 'road upgrading' project near the new second Penang bridge - RM780 million for 13.5km. You do the maths.

Guna Otak Sikit: Everyone who is someone is trying to rob the country blind as much as possible. There is no honesty left. No wonder the rakyat are so fed-up.

One hears of corruption so often that one would think this is the right thing, instead of it being a crime. What are the government projects that are left ‘unraped'? Probably none.

The above is a selection of comments posted by Malaysiakini subscribers. Only paying subscribers can post comments. Over the past one year, Malaysiakinians have posted over 100,000 comments. Join the Malaysiakini community and help set the news agenda. Subscribe now .    

news and views that matter

Sign In