No more news on Namewee August 21, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics, Race Relations.
Malaysiakini reports the directive by the Internal Security Ministry to the mainstream media to stop publishing reports related to the ‘Negarakuku’ controversy, unless it comes from the prime minister and his deputy.
The Publications Control and Al-Quran Texts Unit senior officer Che Din Yusof was quoted as saying,
“Yes, the directive was issued today …What more is there for the papers to write? Enough is enough.” (Source)
Deja vu, anyone? Whatever happened to fair comment or the right of reply of the accused?
(BTW: The Minister for Internal Security is … the PM)