Starving Fox put to pasture

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Public relations firm Fox Communications Sdn Bhd is pulling down its shutters for good, according to BFM Radio this morning, a development confirmed by another press report.

The company, whose prime movers were former NST group editor Brendan Pereira and former Star group chief editor Wong Sulong, flourished under the Abdullah Badawi administration.

The firm landed plum jobs such as the Northern Corridor project launch. Its portfolio of high-profile clients included Sime Darby, Realmild and Patrick ‘Badawi’ Lim’s ill-fated Penang Global City Centre project. In the case of the PGCC, the firm audaciously tried to convince Penangites that the mammoth project on the Penang Turf Club land was ‘green’ and right for Penang: Abdullah Badawi, Koh Tsu Koon and Patrick Lim even appeared together at the PGCC launch. But a concerted anti-PGCC civil society campaign torpedoed Fox’s slick public relations blitz in the media.

Months later, Penangites dumped the BN in the 2008 general election. And soon after, Koh was sent packing to KL, Badawi quit as PM, and Patrick has rarely been seen locally since.

The good times were unable to roll any further. The firm has reportedly struggled to cover its salary and rental overheads and will switch off the lights on 1 March.

Another one bites the dust.

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Persatuan Kontraktor Melayu telah meminta maaf kepada Lim Guan Eng – tetapi berita ini telah di “blackout” oleh media berbahasa Melayu. Kebanyakan media berbahasa Melayu terutamanya Utusan Malaysia hanya pandai membuat fitnah terhadap Pakatan Rakyat tetapi takut untuk mendedahkan kebenaran, khususnya apabila ia melibatkan kepentingan orang Melayu. Sebagai bukti terbaru, apabila Persatuan Kontraktor Melayu Malaysia (PKMM) Pulau Pinang meminta maaf kepada Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng, Utusan Malaysia diam membisu. Ini menunjukkan Utusan yang hanya pandai membuat fitnah dan pembohongan terhadap Lim Guan Eng, DAP serta Pakatan Rakyat tidak berani untuk menyiarkan berita yang benar. Kerajaan negeri Pulau… Read more »

Norman
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Norman
Yassin
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Yassin

Pak Lah lost in his PGCC bid but win big in …. Limbang ….

dragonfly
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Great job by Penang Gov. Soon it may need to build a multi-storey car park in Seberang Jaya if more opt for these buses.
We in KL envy lucky Penangnites.

Hamidah
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BEST shuttle service is a simple yet effective means of reducing traffic jam while saving rakyat’s money.

BN can never think of such solutions as they only focus on milking money from toll, car sales, petrol sales …

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Phua Kai Lit

Penang state govt is indeed leading the rest of
Malaysia in coming up with innovative public policies. Kudos!

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”:
Penang’s plastic bags policy being adopted by the rest of the country.

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SamG

Sorry Anil, Out of context but excellent move by LGE & team… Simple solutions but effective. Ah Soon is going to blast … as to why his Super Traffic Dispersal system is the bestest in the world

The Star: FREE BUS RIDES FOR PENANG FACTORY WORKERS

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Something to cheer despite no goodies from the inactive Northern Corridor initiative. Lim Guan Eng has announced that the “park and ride” system will provide free Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (Best) service to transport commuters from Seberang Jaya to factories in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone on the island from March 1. Under the system the commuters need only pay for the parking of their vehicles in Seberang Jaya while the state would supply the buses to transport them for free. This is good news for motorists to save on toll charges and petrol. I think those PLUS fellows… Read more »

LBJ
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LBJ

…these Foxes… There are too many of them around.

So simple
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So simple

These people have already made their pile during their Badawi heydays.

Jati
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Jati

Northern Corridor is dead the moment Penang and Kedah fell to Pakatan. Pity the people there who are paying tax but the Federal government choose to ‘punish’ them with very little financial boost for development.

Andrew I
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Andrew I

Not forgetting Tony Tony, who might end up dressed as an air stewardess in a Lotus cockpit.

Andrew I
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Andrew I

It really does look like the end of the Badawi era, doesn’t it? Now uncle Rais has to respond a la Michael Jackson and Khairy is reportedly “retiring”. Let’s hope this is not a la Leslie Cheung.

Perhaps all the PKR turncoats who swore never to rejoin UMNO but did anyway should consider the fate of the ex Semangats.

Why did you leave in the first place?

Jati
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Jati

Looks like the son-in-law also going to tutup kedai?

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Because ke knew that he is going to lose Rembau to Pakatan.

Ong Eu Soon
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Easy come easy go!

lanwm
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lanwm

Remember Tajuddin from Fox. wonder where he is going after this