Wednesday, 28 March 2012
I chanced upon this one yesterday but decided to wait till today to see if the headline comes out different.
Nope. Nothing of that sort happened, so here we are with NST’s report headlined:
“Five anti-gay activists charged”.
Admit it; the headline just sort of jumped out on you and begs to be read further, which was exactly what I did to find the following:
Five activists of the anti-lesbian gay bisexual transgender movement were charged at the magistrate's court here, yesterday under the Minor Offences Act 1955 with putting up certain posters.
"They were said to have put up, at a public space, posters with pictures and words such as "Lim Guan Eng Racist", "Lim Guan Eng Anti Melayu", "Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans" and "Undi Ambiga Undi Seks Bebas"."
Ah so anti climatic.
Am very curious, though, as to where NST found the anti-gay activism connection for the five accused as nothing was mentioned within the news article.
Note too that the second line reads “anti lesbian gay bla bla bla” but I supposed anti gay is so more, urm, current and newsworthy these days.
Inserting the phrase makes the most ordinary of lackeys into something more passionately heroic in the eyes of some.
Conspicuously missing also was any mention that the posters also included national laureate Datuk A. Samad Said as reported earlier.
Could well be the way the charge sheet read.
Anyway, applause, applause, to NST for such a creative selling of what would have otherwise been a mundane piece of court news, I must say.
Hey, is that Bonnie Tyler I hear in the back of my mind?