Friday, September 12, 2008

malaysiakini- Reporter Nabbed Under ISA for Doing Her JOB

It is a sad day indeed when Malaysia has to arrest a reporter who wrote an article about a speech made by an UMNO leader according to this malaysiakini article Sin Chew journalist arrested

Surely the facts of the case can be clearly established such as:

1.Examine the entire article.(Unfortunately I don't read Chinese)
2.Check the speech as recorded.(If no recording, ask a few witnesses separately)

Then determine whether the actual speech or the article was more harmful to national security.

3.Based on the speech or article evaluation, examine how the harmful fallout developed.

4.Other newspapers and media also covered the subsequent events and determine how much each contributed to the insults.

Obviously there must be some truth in the reporter's work for the BN had to convene the emergency meeting to solve the matter.
How can one shoot the messenger just because you don't like the message?

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