Nat Tan: Sin Chew and AEC July 15, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
Sin Chew Jit Poh had frontpaged the arrest of Nat in their Saturday morning edition, saying that he was nabbed due to Tian Chua’s “French Dinner for 3”.
We jumped. Called them. They apologised profusely, citing ‘source’.
To make up for their grievous mistake, Sin Chew again gave the entire frontpage of its Saturday night’s evening edition (i.e. Sunday) to news of Nat’s remand, photos of his family and a correction to their previous story.
(I’ll insert the snapshot of the paper later)
Now The Star.
They published a similar one on Saturday. I’d told Jed to inform Star’s EIC Wong Chun Wai to do the same. We shall see if he will today. The last I heard, Latheefa Koya, Nat’s lawyer, is sharpening her legal quill….
Later in the evening I accompanied Ginie Lim, who is also a colleague of Nat, to her first Astro live talkshow on AEC Mandarin channel, “Talking Issues”. While the topic was on the murder of a Penang toddler, the popular talkshow began with a review of all headline stories in the Chinese newspapers.
Nat’s news in Sin Chew was the first!
I almost ran up to Ginie to hug her, and she was beaming! And the very competent host spoke about the news piece and Nat, highlighting a few key quotes, including the one which the lawyers said that Nat’s arrest was politically motivated; and even explaining why Sin Chew retracted their earlier news story, for almost 8 minutes!