September 12, 2008
Targeting Mainstream Media Now
I am appalled. See the latest from Malaysiakini:
Three dailies issued show cause letters Sep 12, 08 11:55am
The Home Ministry has asked three newspapers to show cause on why action should not be taken against them over their news coverage on a number of political issues.
Confirming this, the ministry’s Publications Control and Al-Quran Texts Unit secretary Che Din Yusof told Malaysiakini today that the three papers were English daily The Sun, Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily and opposition PKR’s party organ Suara Keadilan.
He said the ministry has issued the show-cause letters yesterday and the three papers had been given a week to reply.
According to him, The Sun was asked to show cause for allegedly “manipulating and playing up numerous sensitive issues”.
Meanwhile, Sin Chew has been targeted for its recent reports on the racial slur controversy involving Umno division leader Ahmad Ismail.
Whereas for Suara Keadilan, it was over its report in its latest issue which quoted sources alleging that inspector general of police Musa Hassan was paralysed after a heart surgery.
The Sun is targeted as well now. For manipulating and playing up numerous sensitive issues. I suppose the other papers will be let off scot-free. Great.