What is the Group Chief Editor of The Star, Ms June Wong, up to? For two days this week, the paper has came out with more than strange headlines.
On 26-2-2014 (Monday), its front page headline read “Yes, Ministers”, which came a day after the MCA delegates have voted for the resolution to allow the party’s acceptance of Cabinet and government posts. Was it a subtle form of ridiculing the party by a newspaper owned by the party?
As “Yes, Minister” was a popular British comedy/sitcom, was the intention to make a joke out of MCA’s return to the Cabinet. Or was it to reinforce the Opposition’s frequent accusation that the MCA leaders were only “Yes Men” in the government?
On 25-2-2014 (Tuesday), The Star carried another ridiculous headline. When people are suffering from the water crisis in Selangor, the front page headline was: “Water Solution”. On page 4 of the same day, another headline: “Sweet respite for Selangor residents” (Folk can expect water supply every two days). To be able to get water every two hours will not be a respite but agony for the Selangor residents.
On 20-2-2014, its headline “Negeri bracing for water crisis”. Why was it a “water crisis in Negeri” and “water solution” in Selangor when both are facing water rationing?
If these were the headlines that the chief editor of the Star and another one or two editors are capable of, are they worth the lucrative salaries and perks, including luxury cars, from the MCA-owned paper?
Were the above headlines designed to make the people, angrier, was it?
For background story please read Headlines “fouled up” in the Star.
Yours truly wonders if the MCA leaders are aware of the “api dalam sekam” in The Star.