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Friday, September 30, 2016

Duterte Wipes Out Significant Portion of Abu Sayyaf Irritants

My comments at the bottom. This is from The Star :

  • last remaining member of Muktadil brothers killed
  • Badong Muktadil, last of six brothers 
  • rained terror between 2013 and 2015, found dead in boat near Siasi island 
  • fleeing Philippines military operations on Tues  
  • Nelson and Braun killed near Poh Tambulian, Daung­dung, on Pata island
  • All six brothers neutralised. 
  • Badong escaped but sustained injuries during ops 
  • got into boat, headed towards Mususiasi in Siasi island, Jolo. 
  • succumbed to injuries
  • Early Tues Philippine crack troops captured Nelson and Braun 
  • killed when they tried to escape

This is the same news from the Philippines:

Last of Muktadil brothers killed
Major blow to Abu Sayyaf

Muktadil brothers killed in military strike 
served as sea guides, navigators in kidnaps
early morning ops on Tues, Sept 27, in Sulu.
Western Mindanao Command of Armed Forces Philippines

identified Nelson “Nixon” Muktadil and Braun “Brown” Muktadil
Joint Task Force Sulu raid 5 a.m. Tambulian Island off Sulu’s Pata town 
received info about presence of Muktadil brothers.
ops carried out with "concerned citizens" of Panglima Estino, Sulu 

vicinity of Tambulian Island, Daungdung, Pata, Sulu. 
brothers involved in kidnappings of 26 M'sians, Indonskilling big blow to Abu Sayyaf's Alhabsy Misaya 
bodies handed over to Provincial Police, Camp Asturias in Jolo
My comments :  
This shooting is part of an ongoing military campaign in the Sulu areas.
President Rodrigo Duterte is delivering as promised. He promised the Abu Sayyaf a 'day of reckoning'.  Duterte has gone straight for the jugular. He has wiped out the Muktadil brothers who were at the top of Mindanao's "beheading incorporated".
I think Duterte will now offer an amnesty to all Abu Sayyaf who lay down weapons. 
Why couldnt we achieve the same results? Of course these guys were holed up in Mindanao but where is our intelligence on this? We spent so much money. 
I am sure some people on this side of the sea will be very disappointed that the Muktadil brothers have been killed.  A big source of free money has just been blown out of the Sulu Sea. 

The military operations in the Sulu are still ongoing.  Sabah Police must be on the lookout for refugees and bad guys running away to the East Coast of Sabah. 

In fact I am surprised that Sabah Police or ESSCOM have not yet intercepted even one pump boat running away from the military ops in the Sulu.    

Not only are there many things not right in Mindanao there are also many things not right in Sabah. 

New Straits Times Becoming 'No Straits Times'?

Met a media person last nite who said that a few days ago the NST group has shutdown two of their printing plants - one in Senai and the other one in Ajil, Terengganu. A few hundred workers will not be working at those sites anymore. They will get some compensation and relocation options.

Talk is the NST's circulation is down to something like 30,000 or close.  Their ad revenues must have really shrivelled up.  Just like Utusan Meloya which is now surviving on direct cash injections to pay salaries of the staff. 

Both the NST and Utusan Meloya are facing the karma of their 'tak tahu niaga' business model. When it comes to domestic politics they have been printing untruths, propaganda and twisted versions of the news. 

The NST and Utusan Meloya shamelessly help to paper over the 1MDB scandal - the biggest financial scandal in the history of the world.

Leave the politics aside, people do not want to spend RM1.20 or whatever is the price of the papers now and read stuff that is inaccurate.  Who wants to read slanted opinions day in and day out? Say after they read the NST and then they have a conversation with their friends - they will realise that they are less informed than other people about something that may have appeared in the NST or the Utusan.  So they feel shortchanged.

So now people may use old NST and Utusan to pick up dog poo.

And if you put a picture of that witch anywhere inside your pages,  you may be cursed with seven years of suey. Really bad suey.

Plus you have so much alternative media which provides an unlimited number of options. Truths, propaganda, untruths, spin, lies, speculation is all available on the alternative media. Its almost free. Its up to the consumer to seek what he wants to read and believe.  Technology has completely levelled the information field.

In an environment like this you still want to practise the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and close one eye type of journalism? 

May I suggest that the NST plant in Ajil, Terengganu be reopened and the NST print an Arabic edition. Since "Arabic is the language of heaven"  the kaum bengong may appreciate an Arabic newspaper in Terengganu? Idris Jusoh can be a lifetime subscriber.  The Ministry of Education has effectively killed off the use of English in this country. Eloklah tu. Now people lose their jobs. Now you will tell them to tadah tangan and wait for BR1M. 

Folks, they will drive their cars until it runs out of gas. Then they will get down and just stand there on the road. Not knowing what to do. 

This is what is happening to the NST, Utusan Meloya and everything else under the stewardship of the Kaum Bodoh.