Saturday, September 13, 2008

Malaysiakini: WHY TAN HOON CHENG BEEN DETAINED?

Why she was been detained ? These are the questions that we need to analyze as to why the government use this harsh decision to held her and detained her under Internal Security Act (ISA).

After my full shocks and surprises yesterday about three of them been arrested, I'm only concern about our journalist, Tan Hoon Cheng from Sin Chew Daily. I get a call from one of my friends this morning, expressing his dissatisfaction over the detention of Tan.

I have to explain to him that the motif and the intention of her detention is to acknowledge all the journalist in Malaysia (STRONG WARNING) to be careful in the future in what ever contents that they going to pen down. To judge and to analyze whether this article or words should be written down.

Because of her reports, not even one drop of inks need to be pen down " CHINESE ARE SQUATTERS ", its create a chaos for the past three weeks in our country. The impact was huge because it creates a STRONG RACIAL remarks for the whole nations.


From lower incomes earner to higher incomes earner, from working people to independent businessman, from governments staff to politician, everyone was talking about it. So there is a Security Threats to the country.

No doubt she was just writing it accordingly, I can terms her that she was unlucky. She might be a scapegoat in order to issue a strong warning among all the journalist in Malaysia. "Remember this is a Multiracial country."

No doubt as a journalist, she has the rights to write the truth. As a journalism they have been expected to follow a stringent code of journalistic conduct that requires them to, among other things:

1) Use original sources of information, including interviews with people directly involved in a story, original documents and other direct sources of information, whenever possible, and cite the sources of this information in reports;

2) Fully attribute information gathered from other published sources, should original sources not be available (not to do so is considered plagiarism; some newspapers also note when an article uses information from previous reports);


3) Use multiple original sources of information, especially if the subject of the report is controversial;

4) Check every fact reported;

5) Find and report every side of a story possible;

6) Report without bias, illustrating many aspects of a conflict rather than siding with one;

7) Approach researching and reporting a story with a balance between objectivity and skepticism;

8) Use careful judgment when organizing and reporting information;

9) Be careful about granting confidentiality to sources (news organizations usually have specific rules that journalists must follow concerning grants of confidentiality);

10) Decline gifts or favors from any subject of a report, to avoid the appearance of being influenced;

11) Abstain from reporting or otherwise participating in the research and writing about a subject in which the journalist has a personal stake or bias that cannot be set aside;

So my advice to all the journalist out there.......,

USE CAREFUL JUDGEMENT WHEN ORGANIZING AND REPORTING INFORMATION

.......because whatever things that you want to pen down, if not careful enough might even bring a total disastrous to the whole nations. AGREED WITH ME ???

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG can't really understand what u are writing. can only see that u are trying to be a govt. censor by saying that the squatter reports should hv been hush up. are u saying that what we don't know won't hurt us??????????????

Nostradamus said...

The Courage to Build a New Malaysia.
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The year is 2008. This is the year most Malaysians finally woke up from a deep slumber. Most Malaysians were just too busy earning their living and building up their lives to take notice that times have changed and the idealism spouted by our founding Fathers have still not been accomplished for this country even today.

It was not so long ago in 1957 and then for our fellow East Malaysians in 1963 when the ideals and dreams preached by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj (Bapa Kemerdekaan and Bapa Malaysia) for Malaysia were first announced and was greeted with joy in the hearts and minds of all Malaysians. The late Tunku Abdul Rahman had a dream and ideals, just like Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and many others including the prophets over the history of mankind.

Many a times such dreams were hijacked and led astray under the guise of nationalistic, racist and religious idealism by so called politicians and self declared and appointed righteous and religious persons (Little Napoleons). Individuals who have risen to continue some of such idealisms are gagged, isolated, bankcrupted, blasphemied, rehabilitated or worst jailed, for it is deemed not in consonance with the dreams and idealism of the elected parties agendas.

Laws are legislated and passed at whim in Parliament to change the idealism of the Supreme Law of the Land (The Malaysian Constitution) and to cloak such party and individual agendas. It is true, Malaysia, conforms to the democratic process as practiced by most western countries in elections (even though tainted but unproven). But once given the trust to be elected as a leader or representative of the people, party and individual idealism overtook national idealism, and The Jeykll and Hyde personality emerged to be repeated over and over again at each and every election and by-election.

Malaysians have being led astray for so long, that what is right is blurred, what is wrong is tolerated, what is evil is condoned, what is fair is pouted as unfair, what is immoral becomes moral and corruption and close one eye need to become a part of our accepted daily lives. Jealousy, hatred, greed, racism, plundering and satanism starts to breed in Malaysian minds, and brothers, friends and fellow Malaysians were looked upon as enemies or as inferior human beings. Once a while, such nets were cast ashore to include anything to do with other countries or other races which do not belong to one's own race or religious beliefs.

The minds and souls of Malaysians are so polluted and poisoned for so many years that it seems that Malaysia is the only all correct country and we should rule the world by our way. Examples of countries which follows Malaysia or is it we following them are, such as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Israel. What justifications can you tell your own generations or future Malaysian generations that what you are doing to fellow mankind and more so to your own fellow Malaysians that it is righteous and correct, when, it is at the expense and sufferings of your own human kind and fellow Malaysians?

Can you say to them I did it to follow the orders and teachings of God or party political agendas? Who gave you such inspirations and idealism? Do not absolve your own wicked mind and greed nor take a ride on someone else wicked mind and greed. Do not pick and choose in the Books of God nor the man-made laws to justify or suit your own twisted and idealistic minds. You can fool others due to their ignorance or emotions at some time but you can't fool forever a man's conscience nor your own children or hopefully one day your own when such enlightenment comes to you.

The courage to change things which are not right in Malaysia nor achieve the ideals of the Founding Fathers is not impossible. Most Malaysians have woken up to the fact that the future is going to be determined by it's own citizens thru their own conscience guided by their own religious beliefs to live a harmonious and productive life of correctness and not the type of political, racial or religious correctness as preached.

Parties and their own agendas do not take priority over the Founding Fathers ideals and hopes of all Malaysians. Religion and principles are as a guide to your own conscience to make sure whoever is the leader do not lead Malaysians nor society astray.

For in the end, what is just and right should surely overule anything else for any leader or their party agendas.

Does your Representative of the People (Wakil Rakyat) or You! have the courage?

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alvin lee said...

The government should only act against those who write or speak with an intention to create trouble. If there is no intention on the part of the person, why take action? A mere reminder to him/her is enough-loh.

chong said...

are you a journalist?

you better stop writing as from what you have written you have truly shown that you are a shame to journalism.

shame to you.

Jackie Lee said...

No, I'm not a journalist. Its just that I quite concern with the situation.

I would not bother if any of the journalist like to write what they think is rights.

As I has said before, we are living in MULTIRACIAL country. That is the facts.

That's all.

wisesim said...

She is a true journalist! Dare to report the truth! In the first place, she was arrested under ISA for her own security as said by the authority concern! What? She was not arrested under ISA due to her reports? THe culprit that started all this should be infact be under ISA and not her! So, wake up all Malaysians! Time September 16!