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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Information & its twisted freedom

firehawk Said:February 24th, 2006 at 03: 36.33

Theikan, I doubt anyone here really wants to punish NST. We are just questioning the wisdom of punishing Sarawak Tribune and Guan Ming. After all the Danish paper that first published the caricature, I believe, no action has been taken against the daily by the Danish government.

Undergrad2, as you had said earlier, the above 2 newspapers should have challenged the ‘constitutionality of the Printing Presses and Publications Act.’ For whatever reasons the views of the editors were not allowed to be broadcasted in mainstream media and action out of emotion were taken against them. Im sure there are other reasons especially for Sarawak Tribune to be suspended indefinitely. I wonder what is the inside story regarding that newspaper. For sure it wasnt an UMNO publication, if not such drastic steps wouldn’t have been taken in such haste.

Sarawak Tribune is an important daily in Sarawak and it is disappointing to see the government taking away ‘the voice of the south borneons’, so to speak.

firehawk Said:February 24th, 2006 at 10: 29.33

There should have been more dialogue regarding the issue in mainstream media regarding the caricature and possible action against Sarawak Tribune and Guan Ming instead of the hasty conclusion to the whole affair.

Our government rather settle disputes behind close doors and come up with the solution a select few seem fit. This is contrary to the current preaching by Pak Lah of transparency and accountability. This policy of hasty settling of ‘sensitive issues’ should be addressed by the people. The people cannot progress if they are not allowed to mature. This practice is surely partly to safeguard UMNOputeras interests under the NEP because with openess comes the opportunity to knowledgably destroy the credibility of the NEP.

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