Last Saturday I was invited to speak at the Star Education Fair on Election Outlook and Analysis on Penang.
The other speaker was Dr Neil Khor, a historian graduated from Cambridge University. We spoke to about 80 people at the education fair. In the 90 mins session, I touched on the issues affecting the people e.g. economy, public safety, religious and communal tension and corruption. I gave the audience a run through of the constituencies ethnic composition and voting trends in the past.
Also, I highlighted a number of parliament and state assembly seats which are facing keen contest in the 12th general election. Finally, before the Q&A, I compared the manifesto of various political parties. Most of the parties did not touch on ending race politics, rights of disabled, role of media and the status of Malaysia's constitution (whether Malaysia is a constitutional secular state or an Islamic country).
Over the last few days, I was interviewed by a number of reporters from both local and foreign media organisations. Some reporters have chosen to use my comments selective and others opted to exclude what I believe are fair comments.
For this reason, I have refused any interview with a particular local newspaper for its selective reporting.
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