The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) should submit its candidacy in the next General Election, given their strong interest and inclinations in our domestic political affairs suggests Communications and Multimedia minister Salleh Said Keruak.
Salleh said WSJ is behaving like politicians and campaigners, not credible or independent media.
“Their stories now don’t even contain new information. They simply repeat and repackage unproven allegations they’ve previously published.
“They never do anything to justify these smears beyond quoting anonymous sources and documents that – mysteriously – only the WSJ claims to have spoken to and seen.
“These may not exist, or they could originate from political opponents and be incomplete or wrong,” said Salleh.
He further added that WSJ’s Malaysia coverage has become desperate and obsessive abandoning the fact-based principles of independent journalism to become nothing better than a partisan blog – the willing vehicle of politically motivated forces.
“It has become clear that this American newspaper and those feeding it for their own selfish objectives, such as Mahathir Mohamad and his proxies, want to influence Malaysia’s political process and dictate who should form our government.
“Their continuous onslaught is not about journalism, but about forcing their own arrogant and misguided vision onto Malaysia.
“If we submitted our harmonious, stable and prosperous majority-Muslim state would be eroded,” added Salleh.
Salleh upheld that Malaysia will not bow to neocon media like the WSJ who pushed for the disastrous foreign interventions in Muslim countries such as Iraq.
He firmly believes Malaysians know better how to govern themselves and maintain stability via a democratic process.