CASSA: STOP THE RACIAL SLURS IN MEDIA REPORTING KOSMO TOLD!

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We as leaders must be statesmen and Stateswomen and be above reproach!

We are leaders not mentally challenged politicians, political adventurers, shenanigans, thugs, rent a crowd doing the bidding of third parties for monies and other payments!

We must lead by example and thus this response!”

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CASSA: STOP THE RACIAL SLURS IN MEDIA REPORTING KOSMO TOLD!

The Consumers Association Of Subang & Shah Alam, Selangor (CASSA) today hit out at vernacular tabloid Kosmo for publishing an insensitive headline in their front page of its 18th August publication.
The headlines were directed at our Olympics mixed double pair who had to settle for a silver medal in their match contest.

The manner it was headlined showed great in sensitiveness, lack of respect and decorum in appreciating a pair that made Malaysia proud by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics against great odds and challenges.
It also undermined their efforts and sent a very negative message to budding sportsmen and sportswomen that only Gold medalist are praised!
The headline and comments that followed went also against the federal governments slogan of ‘Rakyat Didahulukan Pencapaian Diutamakan!”
The headlined also undermine the praises stated by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak post that match!
At the Press Conference, CASSA also warned media groups who fan racial, religious baiting and racism!
“We will go down to the grassroots nationwide and urge a national boycott of your newspapers and media.
We will urge your sponsors to stop sponsoring your organizations with advertisements and if they do not, we will urge consumers to boycott all your products as well, for being supporting racists groupings which is against national integration and achievements.”
When asked why CASSA decided not to burn the newspapers as a protest CASSA President Datuk Seri Dr Jacob George replied:
“We received over 276 complaints from throughout Malaysia and from all racial compositions within the first six hours of yesterday.
There was supposed to be over 500 consumers today to support this response but we urged them to stay away and allow us to manage this narrative in the manner, we are doing so today.
We were also asked by the grassroots to demonstrate and during that demonstration burn the newspapers!”
“However, we took a decision this morning collectively not to do so!

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The reasons is simple. What would be the difference between those who are currently race and religion baiting, carrying out seditious utterances, demonstrating and burning effigies and us then?
We as leaders must be statesmen and Stateswomen and be above reproach!
We are leaders not mentally challenged politicians, political adventurers, shenanigans, thugs, rent a crowd doing the bidding of third parties for monies and other payments!
We must lead by example and thus this response!
Our constituents agree and support us in holistic response.”
In a response to the manner certain media outlets are fanning racism – CASSA will be forwarding a memorandum to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the Communications Minister seeking their support and efforts to address and curb it.
Also at the Press Conference was CASSA Public Policy Analyst Syed Farieh Yahaya.
In supporting a drastic change in the media reporting he reiterated:
“The media has a huge responsibility to play in nation building.
“There is no room for racial, religious bigotry in the national narrative. And I say this as a senior citizen, a corporate player, a father, husband, grandfather and a product of the multi-racial religious sensitive generation of the education system of the 60s to 70s!”

(Above) She created history for her country and see how despite the silver – the Indian media lauds and appreciates the achievement!

Embarrassingly, irrespective what happens in tomorrows match – we are still unworthy of any recognition or honor for the way we treat our sportsmen and women as tools to be used and abused by the bourgeoisie politicians that Malaysia has created!

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