Watch this interview with the Information Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim. He needs some sort of media training ! Look at how he speaks to the media and handles the question
Quote of the day for me is :
Okay you want to talk in English, I have changed my mode now
Look at his body language and the way he responds to the journalist (Time 2:32)
What the heck?!
Since the new cabinet was announced, i was looking at the lineup and wondering who the new Botak was going to be? Now if you are wondering who is botak? It was the member of the previous cabinet who came out and said not very intelligent things again and again. So i had a rough idea on who that may be but i saw a report today that confirmed that!
Read this report
Lets dissect that report :
The new minister has urged private television (TV) and radio stations to change by putting national interest above commercial value
This is like the MAS and SIA situation, SIA was formed to make money and provide superior service and MAS is the national airline. Explains …. Its a private company for a reason, its very existence is to make money not to sing and act political songs for a certain party. But there is already 2 channels for that purpose, unless…This its been soo poorly managed that its not even serving the interest of “nationa interest” ?
Private TV and radio stations soon to bring about changes as they had failed to deliver the government’s aspirations resulting in Barisan Nasional’s (BN) poor performance at the general election last year
I think there is a distinct difference between national interest and a political agenda. If the stations have got to spread the messages to promote Malaysia and Malaysians to be one and united, im all for it but political interest??!
People will not blame the private TV and radio stations if they had complied with the Communication and Multimedia Act 1998.
Who is blaming the private station? The people or you?
From the tone that im getting, it sounds like one should not bother watching or listening to the stations that belong to the government because it seems that it will have more content which is set out for a political interest. The previous cabinet minister and the team gave some promise but looks like stone age is the new direction!
I somehow think that the this is only the beginning and watch the new minister, there will be more weird statements that will be coming out of this camp!