Sin Chew cites obscure website criticising Mkini

156 has carried a report citing an obscure website, which apparently accused Malaysiakini of breaching journalistic ethics. Malaysiakini had carried a critical report on timber tycoon Tiong Hiew King under the title “Campaign to strip timber tycoon’s knighthood”.

Tiong, the founder of logging group Rimbunan Hijau, had reportedly received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

The biligingual portal does not indicate who its owners are in its “About MFN” section.

Sin Chew, however, is part of Media Chinese International Limited, of which Tiong is the chairman. Media Chinese International was formed following the merger of Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation Limited, Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad. The group publishes five dailies.

It’s an upside-down world we live in: people who log forests receive titles.

The Penan lose their forests and are not even recognised. (10,000 Penan don’t have ICs. See Borneo Post report here.)

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In case you dont know, if you are a Malaysian in PNG, you better be careful. Malaysians are not welcome there. All because of (a certain) company.


This is Tiong unleashing his cyber army?

Lawrence Yeoh

There is no proof that Tan Sri Tiong received a KCBE award. The British Monarchy’s investiture list for 2009 did not even include his name.

This list shows the list of recipients from Papua New Guinea, but did not include Tan Sri Tiong’s name.

Tan Sri Tiong should prove that he has received the Knighthood by showing his letters of award….


Is Tiong Hiew King related to BN Backbenchers Club Tiong – CEO of Kuali Dimensi Sdn Bhd, the contractor associated with the RM12.5 billion PKFZ scam? Hmmm…