But it was factual event the Straits Times printed a lengthy editorial that lashed out at the 17 year old, calumniating him as a "keyboard thug" who lacked "proper" upbringing. The latter accusation was obviously an uncalled for smear on his innocent parents, emulating the spare no quarter blitzkrieg tactics of one pink blogger.
“Are we ready for this generation of keyboard thugs? The local media often receives flak for not highlighting or spinning government issues in a positive light. The truth is, every news piece we put up has to have evidence behind it. We do not rant or rave, we simply present the issue.”
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We thought former Nominated MP Zulkifli Baharudin summed up the shameful episode pretty nicely when she tactfully noted that young people do not feel as beholden to the ruling party as older folk, "For some of them, being a politician is just like being in any other profession, no need to be so deferential".
Instead of letting it rest, they have come up with another editorial ("Swearing off the profanities", ST 18 June) quoting, of all people, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, on the proper etiquette of spewing vulgarities. Apparently it was a sin to expect answers to national issues from the minister on the podium, who is older than 17, and drawing a fat salary. The poor students were gathered there, we are told, to provide views on said issues for the minister's edification. Expletive! Expletive! Expletive! Expletive! Expletive!