Model Nation #14: The Empire Strikes Back


Rakyat Kelantan, a blog set up by sympathizers of the Kelantan Royal family, has posted an article from Kompas quoting human rights activist Ratna Sarumpet in which she doubts the veracity of Manohara’s claims.

Ratna says Manohara looks too hale and hearty for someone who’s allegedly under torturr.

Who is right? Will the truth prevail?

Reminds Unspun of what he keeps telling crisis management clients: In a crisis-like situation perception is as important, if not more important, than the truth.Manage the perception or you have no hope of getting the truth out.

In the meantime, Unspun’s been reminded by Aulia that someone should point out that Manohara’s mum should shoulder some of the blame for wedding off her daughter when she was only 14. Don’t they have laws against such underage marriages?

clipped from rakyatkelantan.blogspot.com

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Manohara sudah kembali ke pelukan ibundanya dan membeberkan peristiwa getir yang dialaminya selama menjadi istri Tengku Muhammad Fakhry. Namun, pengakuan Manohara ini diragukan kebenarannya oleh Ratna Sarumpaet (Akvitis Hak Asasi Manusia).
“Jangan tertipu air mata yang berderai. Kita harus membuka mata lebar-lebar atas setiap permasalahan. Kalau memang benar Manohara pernah mengalami penyiksaan selama menjadi istri Raja Kelantan itu, mestinya dia kering dan bukannya segar bugar seperti itu,” kata aktivis perempuan itu kepada wartawan Surya, Minggu (31/5).
Wanita kelahiran Tarutung, Sumatera Utara, 16 Juni 1949, ini mengaku nyaris tak bisa menahan emosi ketika menyaksikan sosok Manohara di televisi. “Saya tadi kontan marah begitu melihat dia dalam keadaan sehat walafiat. Seseorang yang katanya pernah disundut rokok dan disilet mestinya badannya kurus kering, bukan gemuk gitu!” ujarnya.
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. MHiggo says:

    Ah, yes, the good ol’ Eye Test.

    Works great on picking out steroid users in baseball, too….

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