Bala sida blogger baka cheremin, pia ku Masing
KUCHING: Penulis blog baka cheremin, ku Presiden Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Dato Sri Dr James Masing.
Iya madah cheremin sigi beguna mantu siku-siku orang ngemanahka raban politik ke deka nyadi ketuai ngiring orang mayuh.
“Anang mechahka cheremin enti kitai meda diri enda sigat…tu pengawa ke salah.
“Blog tu baka cheremin kena kitai meda gamal kitai empu (nyadi raban politik enggau ketuai orang mayuh) anang enda beratika utai kritik orang,” ku iya madah ngagai pengarang berita udah abis aum Barisan Nasional (BN) ditu, kemari.
Masing ke mega Menteri Pemansang Tanah madah, iya nerima jaku kritik ke ngemansang enggau ke betul pasal iya empu.
Orang ke nyadi penulis blog enggau penyakal mansutka jaku lebuh ngasaika bisi utai enda kena ba orang nya.
Iya ke ditanya pasal sentimen sida ke nyadi penulis blog ke mayuh agi ngarika penyakal madah, bisi sekeda penulis blog mantaika runding ke manah.
“Bisi mega ngasuh bansa Dayak beserakup. Tang pekara ke beguna sida iya patut beratika pekara ke disebut sida iya,” ku iya.
The translation for the article above in English is attached below.
Bloggers only make noise, says Masing
By Samuel Aubrey
KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Dato Sri Dr James Masing says the emergence of many pro-opposition Dayak bloggers is not a true representation of the feeling of the majority of the Dayak community.
He said the blogs, most of which were in support of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), were only confined to bloggers with an anti-establishment sentiment.
“These bloggers tend to make a lot of noise, but I do not believe they represent the majority. Just because they are bloggers they make a lot of noise and incite the people.
“Yet, the majority of people in Sarawak are not inclined towards that kind of thinking. The community in general are more rational in their thinking,” he said.
Masing, who earlier attended the State BN supreme council meeting here, was asked by reporters the impact of blogs on the Batang Ai by-election.
Though the blogs might not side BN, he said he was not all against criticisms made by the bloggers against BN. He said some of the criticisms allowed BN to see its faults and shortcomings.
“Bloggers who are against BN are like mirror. You do not ignore the image you see in the mirror. If there is a pimple, cure it. If there is something wrong, erase it. Do not break the mirror if you do not like what you see. You’ve got to be positive,” he said.
He nonetheless expressed his disappointment with criticisms, which tend to be vindictive rather than contributing towards the development of the community.
Some bloggers, he added, must also ‘walk the talk’ rather than just making criticisms.
“I welcome positive criticism. If ignored, human civilisation will never move forward, that’s what I always think.
“But (to the bloggers), don’t criticise for the sake of criticising. That is being vindictive, and it gives a poor impression of the critic himself,” he said.
Notice how the title differs from the above one, totally changing the context of Masing’s speech? Even the way of the article is being presented is different. The 1st article refers to the comment by James Masing, welcoming positive criticisms by bloggers, especially against politicians as they are the leaders who are elected to lead and represent people’s interest and the word used is ‘nyadi raban politik enggau ketuai orang mayuh. (politicians and leaders of the community).
In general, the news report in Iban is more diplomatic and painted Masing’s speech as more receptive to bloggers, I quote “bisi sekeda penulis blog mantaika runding ke manah” which means ‘they are some bloggers writing on good and relevant issues’ while the English version specifically mentioned pro oppostion Dayak bloggers as ‘pro PKR anti establishment’ and Masing’s comment was directed at those bloggers writing ‘against BN’. Note the words Dayak, PKR and BN.
Let’s do a bit of comparison from both articles, where both citing James Masing speech as their source.
From the Iban news report
1. No mention of pro Dayak bloggers. No mention of ‘representative’ of whatever community. Just bloggers.
2. No mention of ‘bloggers who are against BN’ or ‘blogs which were in support of PKR’. No labelling. Just bloggers.
3. The ‘cheremin’ (mirror) analogy is used in general. Just leaders and politicians.
From the English news report,
1. Masing was quoted saying ‘the emergence of many pro-opposition Dayak bloggers is not a true representation of the feeling of the majority of Dayak community’.
2. Labelled bloggers in question as those with ‘an anti-establishment sentiment’.
3. The mirror analogy is used specifically for ‘bloggers who are against BN’ with a prelude of ‘the blogs might not side BN’ inserted in front.
So, one can’t help but thinking why we have two version of news reports, from the the same source of commentary? Which one is the correct report on Masing’s comment?
My flaccid mind flaccidly came to a conclusion – Could it be Borneo Post (or perhaps just the journalist) is spinning it for the mainstream media (English version) in order to make it more news worthy in the eyes of the watching establishment, but not doing so for the vernacular media (Iban version), giving it a more loose version? Perhaps a more objective reporting??
Laban nadai mentri palui ka palak lasak nyak nemu nama utai dirunding kitai lam bahsa Iban, amai enda?
ps: Apuu… Terima kasih lah ngagai Masing laban madah kami bloggers tu baka cheremin. Palak mentri ke lasak nya ulih meh nyadi cheremin, ti nadai urang ka nyadi cheremin nuan. Ti tusah mai ka ulih meda gamal diri empu, meli cheremin kedirik meh nuan. Haha!