Friday, May 14, 2010

Race based mainstream and alternative media – ethnicity of victim matters in Malay-sia

For the 16th day in a row, both the main stream and alternative media kept pounding at the police shooting death of Aminulrasyid aminulAmzah and the injustices arising there from (See NST headlines 13/5/10 and The Star 13/5/2010 at page N 18), is the tip of the iceberg  of this media race bias.
This was almost the same scenario when Teoh Beng Hock was killed in the MACC custody. Such coverage is justified and we are happy for it.
But when the two Indian brothers were shot dead by the police sharp shooters in their shoot to kill policy as a means of reducing crime and when there were even eye witness that these were cold blooded killings, and the hundreds of such cases over the years, teoh beng hock both the mainstream and the alternative media may have at best given cursory coverage compared to given to Aminulrasyid and Teoh Beng Hock.
Why is this so? Pray tell us of one other country in the world which has media bias to this extent?
We can only deduce that the 53 years of UMNOs’ racism has spilled over to the media.
Karunai Nithi @ Compassionate Justice
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