Thursday, March 06, 2008

A Fitnah Backfired!

I have just put down the telephone after a conversation with Roslan of Roslan SMS Corner. At the time I called him, he had just stepped out of the Dang Wangi Police Station, after making a counter-charge against Berita Harian, for carrying a slander against him personally, and PAS. Roslan, after being advised by several lawyer-friends, will be taking Civil Action against Berita Harian soon after the PRU12. The story - still sketchy in my mind - are as follows.

Several days earlier, soon after PAS Daily Press Conference at Bangunan PAS, a Berita Harian reporter had a one-on-one interview with Roslan. During the course of the interview, Roslan laid out PAS action plans which the reporter, an Azman Mahmood, who recorded it on paper as well on tape. When it was over, none at the office (I have to stress here that I was not present, for fear that it might give a wrong impression), thought anymore of the interview...until Berita Harian splashed the news "PAS Sedia Menggunakan Keganasan!" (PAS, Ready To Use Violence!).

The news attracted the IGP's attention (you can follow the chronology at Roslan's blog), and during the PAS DPC yesterday, Roslan officially responded to the IGP's statement which can be viewed on the 3rd page of PAS Press Release for the day here. However, it seems a Police Report was made against him in Terengganu by people unknown, and later in the afternoon just before he left the office, 3 Police Officers with the ranks of ACP all of them, visited Roslan in his office to begin investigations.

With his casual cool manner, Roslan laid out everything that transpired, which is a far cry from the story that was published and the Police Report made. And thanks to his quick thinking, Roslan requested the officers to listen to the reporter's own tape, in which they later did. The reporter - an amenoist with brains of, what else, a lilliputian - had not erased the tape and the whole story now has backfired on him, Berita Harian, and the persons who lodged the report in Terengganu. Though the Police has yet to close the book, insyAllah, the truth will prevail. Allah Akbar!

Now, this reminds me of an Arab proverb: "He who digs a grave for his brother, will he himself fall into it."

Off note: I have asked Roslan to lay a suit of RM10 million against the parties concerned, and asked for gua boleh kahwin lah lepas ni! Yeeeha! :p

ps. Ini macam niaga lagi untung dari niaga unta!


Miqdad said...

Perhaps there is a lesson here that one has to be very careful when speaking to reporters especially with the pro-government media. Our every word will be twisted and distorted to discredit the party we represent.

Off-Note: RM1 million to get married.... wow who are you marrying? :)

cakapaje said...

Salam miqdad,

Lol! Well, that would be telling, wouldn't it? Nah...was just kidding there. Then again, you may never know :)

But seriously, what you mentioned is true - we each have to be careful when giving our opinion to the pro-government media. Preferably, if can tape the interview ourselves.

Kata Tak Nak said...

I was once interviewed by a star reporter. I agreed on condition of anonymity. I was the Penolong Kanan then. The bastard's idea of anonymity was "said a teacher from a Secondary School in Gelugor" and there was and still is only one secondary school in Gelugor.

I just got to say this. I picked this from the net with a little twist of my own. He is so stupid, that even his silence is grammatically wrong.

Zawi said...

No need to wait for the outcome of the lawsuit. We will just collect donation via the net and let you have a marriage bash after the election.
The proceed from the lawsuit can be used for your honeymoon. What say you?

tokasid said...

Salam Shah:

I think we should suggest to all PAS/PKR and DAP leaders or press sces, when doing any interviews or giving speech aor ceramah, use their handphones or a simple mp3 to record what more if you are interviewed by the MSM.

We have to protect ourselves from those twisted minds.

Roslan's case will take forever to settle bro. Ikut cadangan Pak Zawi je lah.LOL!

Minci said...

boleh eh main letak sum of lawsuit tuh?

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

The reporter who interviewed you, should have socked him in the eye.

The 2nd para tu, I take it you mean the Berita Harian Reporter? I honestly don't know as I have not any mainstream papers - online or hardcopy - for more than a week now.

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Zawi,

Alamak boss, I was just kidding lah :) No need to collect, insyAllah. Kalau sponsor tu...lain le cerita, lol!

cakapaje said...

Salam Doc,

As for your suggestion tu, some do, especially Jeff Ooi. I know as I have interviewed him once or twice.

Er...I was kidding je about the kahwin tu :)

cakapaje said...

Salam Minci,

Boleh saja...especially kan, pasal nak kasi memba kahwin cepat! lol!

Taklah, the amount tu, memanglah leh letak figure based on our grievance, but the judge would bring it to the appropriate sum...kut. Ontah, den tak belajar law.