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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Information & its twisted freedom

firehawk Said:February 26th, 2006 at 01: 46.17

Regarding the police case against Jeff Ooi by NST I find no grounds for such a report to be made.

Firstly, NST apologized unreservedly for publishing that edition of Non-Sequitor yesterday. In doing so, they have ‘admitted’ doing wrong in the first place. That strengthens Jeff Ooi’s article that NST was bold in publishing it.

Secondly, the government found them unwise in publishing the comic strip and hence, slapped them with a show-cause letter. Later, the government accepted the apology. In doing so, the whole saga seem to confirm that NST had ‘wrongly’ published the strip.

Had any of these incidents not occurred, NST would have had a point in making a police report against Jeff Ooi for insinuating they had cause dis-harmony among Malaysians and been misguidedly bold.

However, the above mentioned incidents have occurred and NST is in the wrong. Hence, there is no possible reason for NST to launch a police report. If any racial disunity had occurred, then it would have been the result of NST publishing the comic strip. Jeff Ooi, through his article merely let it known to the public the ‘irresponsible’ actions of NST.

The way I understand it is that NST are making a police report against themselves.


firehawk Said:February 26th, 2006 at 01: 53.11

Correction:
Paragraph 4“..Jeff Ooi for insinuating they had cause dis-harmony among Malaysians and been misguidedly bold.” should read, “insinuating he had caused”.

firehawk from http://blog.limkitsiang.com/?p=360#comments

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