Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Star Gets A Warning, Again

The Star newspaper today carried a news item that it has been reprimanded by the Home Ministry over an article on the impounding of 5,000 Bahasa Malaysia Bibles. The letter, signed by the Ministry’s Secretary General (incorrectly reported as Chief Secretary), reminded owners of printing presses to comply with directives from the Ministry.
This is not the first time the paper was ticked off by the Ministry. A few months ago, its business managing editor was given a warning over his article that bordered on ridiculing Islam. In fact the paper has been known to be very fond of publishing articles that belittle Islam albeit subtly.

During the Kerling incident in 1978 when Muslims extremists were killed by the Hindus following desecration of a Hindu temple by the Muslims, The Star still published letters from their readers in the letters to the editor column making accusations that none of the government leaders had condemned the act by the Muslims despite the fact that the then Deputy Prime Minister, (now Tun) Mahathir Mohamad had a few days before the publication of those letters condemned the unacceptable act of the Muslims extremists.

It seems it is very hard for it to learn a lesson.       

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