PPP highly suspicious of MMU following pronouncement on Jagdeo’s speech  

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By Radha Motielall 

 

Babu John[www.inewsguyana.com] – A senior member of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has deemed the Media Monitoring Unit’s report regarding former President Bharrat Jagdeo’s comments at Babu John recently, as strange.

The former President at the memorial ceremony for the late Presidents, Cheddi and Janet Jagan made comments that the MMU described as “racially divisive.”  

The MMU in its first report said, “it verily concluded that the remarks made by Dr. Jagdeo were racially divisive (probably, not intentionally), and should have been edited by all sections of the media that broadcast or printed the remarks verbatim.”

At Babu John, Jagdeo had said “they shout about racism of the PPP, but they practice racism. They whisper campaigns. In the last elections they went to some of the Afro- Guyanese villages and beat some drums at 6 O’clock in the morning and say let us throw out these coolie people. Get up, go out and vote, throw out the coolie people. That’s the kind of language they use. Anybody from our party who uses that sort of language, we will kick them out. This is our approach.”

The Former President was among the list of persons that were cited by the MMU for breaching the code of conduct in a manner that amounted to racial division.

The PPP official said the party is now highly suspicious of the MMU, given the fact that their complaints of racially divisive statements to the Guyana Police Force and The Guyana Elections Commission, both of which were carried in the media, were ignored.

The PPP had complained about racist and incendiary reports in the press and by AFC activist Dr. Veerasammy Ramaya on a television station in Berbice (DTV).

The PPP official said the party has taken note of the MMU’s decision to ignore their complaints while rushing to judge the former president.

It must be noted however, that several media houses received criticisms from the MMU for glaring political stance and fabrications as well as racially incisive statements and threats.

For instance, the MMU in its report pointed out, the Voice of the People program aired on CNS Channel 6 which was cited for the “unrestrained use of inflammatory language. Jaipual Sharma in his Voice of the People Programme, according to the MMU during a show entertained calls which amounted to some form of hostility.

“The MMU is very much concerned about some comments aired on the live call-in segment of the Voice of the People program, broadcast on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and hosted by Mr. Jaipaul Sharma,” the report noted.

The comments noted were those of two callers one of which said “…I want them to know Mr. Sharma we are prepared for them, we are ex-soldiers and we will prepare for them…” and the other “…If the East Indian people pay attention to the arrogance of Bharrat Jagdeo, Ramotar,  and these people they would ketch sense. I join with the other caller that say we are ex-soldiers, we are ready for them, we waiting on them, you understand. This election will not be like the last few elections in Guyana. We waiting on them Mr. Sharma…”

 

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. It was a rude awakening for me when I Google. “Mr. Burnham does it again: A look at how PNC rigged 1973 Elections in Guyana”
    Also “Winston Felix and Basil Williams tape” and “Exposing AFC Deception and corruption”

  2. Whoa! Nuff nuff paid PPP blogers in here. From the looks of it, some of them did NOT benefit from the free primary or secondary education.

  3. YES VOTE PPP..
    JAGDEO WAS ENTITLED TO SAYING THAT< BECAUSE IT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE PNC WERE SAYING. Give the man a break and stop trying to intimidate him.
    I am voting PPP… not because I am indian, but because I dont want this country to be run by power grabbers.. and greedy old men who are murderers…
    When Roopnarine car was burnt who did it? the same ppl that he is with now. Old A$$.

  4. You guys need to be more aggressive in spreading the good news of PPP on the social networks because many of these youngsters don’t know about PNC’s horrible past and if they hear their lies repeatedly they might believe them. Good luck to the PPP on May 11th and I hope and pray that God blesses this good country of ours with progress.

  5. mmu and gba are the same racist bunch …media monitoring unit and guyana bar association ..the international community should seriously take a serious look at these people who stoking the race fire in guyana…let nagamoottoo and ramjattan and ramkarran and roopnarie says if jadgeo is a racist..they now have their chance…coz only a racist will ever make racist statement

  6. The media, trade unions and every man jack was gung ho in supporting a movement of anti Jagan and anti PPP in the past nothing new.
    The US and UK were instrumental in removing the PPP Government of the people and installed a corrupt Despot Forbes Burnham.
    Where were these do gooders when the mighty Burnham was dropping lash left and right.
    I tell you they pull dem tail between their legs and fled. The token butt kissers remained and joined in plundering the country.
    We have the very same scenario now.
    The fathers messed things up and now is their children turn to mess it up again.
    People do not forget what we have been through.
    Vote PPP/C

  7. Media Monitoring Unit are all PNC. They have always been lenient to those crooks. The PNC/AFC are afraid of President Jagdeo! They will always be intimidated by his high standard. Now the President got a lot of intelligent youths that is willing to work with our party. We’ll accept Nia Gonsalves, Sandra Adams, and Solomon, but not Vanessa Kissoon. This time around we should get between 57% to 65 % votes
    Guyanese don’t want to go backward with PNC, they will VOTE PPP .

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