I was prompted by two readers on an article in Utusan Malaysia which quoted my phone interview with Astro:
Seorang penganalisis politik yang rapat dengan Gerakan, Khoo Kay Peng pula menyalahkan golongan muda berusia bawah 40 tahun yang dilihat cenderung untuk menyokong Anwar.
Golongan muda yang disifatkannya tidak mengenang jasa pemimpin negara pada masa silam yang telah banyak berbakti, katanya, menjadi punca kekalahan BN kali ini.
''Golongan muda terlalu taksub dengan Anwar. Mereka tidak ada ingatan masa silam terhadap apa yang dibuat oleh BN selama ini.
''Mereka lihat janji PKR untuk pembinaan negara. Mereka undi kerana terpengaruh dengan manifesto parti itu," katanya dalam temu bual program Analisis Pilihan Raya di Astro Awani malam ini.
Those who watched Astro Awani last night would have realised that this Malay chauvinist paper has made intentional misrepresentation in their article.
First, how can I be close to Gerakan when it was obvious that its Penang Legal Bureau chief had taken an injunction to stop my book launch and the case is still pending in court of appeal.
Second, how can I fault those under 40 years old for voting against the racist, corrupt and unreliable party?
I said that those under 40 years old have voted against racial politics. It is evident that these voters have placed nation building on a higher priority compared to communal interests. They wanted good governance, accountability and a non-corrupt government.
This is a cheap shot by a paper which is trying to misrepresent my views.
Shame on you! You did not even bother to call me up for my comments because you know that I would say I am ecstatic about the results. I have told my friends that the momentum for reform is steady and smooth and we are looking forward to get into the thick of things.
Shame of you again, UMNO mouthpiece!
Thanks for your prompt. I will not even bother to correct them. This is done intentionally and I can understand how Anwar feels when he was misquoted and misrepresented the same. In the end, truth will prevail.
I have send a feedback to Utusan Online editor and reminded him of his lack of editorial integrity.