The Star – No journalism ethics
Posted on February 27th, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
Datuk Wong Chun Wai said :
Umno Youth has every right to be angry with Karpal Singh’s claim that two live bullets were sent to him by the movement. As a seasoned lawyer, he should know better. He must produce evidence. You don’t have to be a first year law student to know that. He also has to watched his offensive language.
And I wish to tell Datuk Wong Chun Wai, “You don’t have to be a first year journalism student to know that it is unethical to twist the news.
The issue is : A bunch of rowdy 22 UMNO Youths who are abled bodied, confronted an old politician in his wheelchair and the security guards didn’t intervene.
But your piece of crap of a newspaper has made a front page news of security personnels restraining Gobind Singh. Dey, apa kena mengena Gobind Singh with Karpal Singh? We know he is the son, and a filial one. He has every right to be angry. But that’s not the story.
It is NOT about how Gobind Singh feel. We are not interested to know about his Face of Fury. What’s your journalist doing ah? Too much Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury movie, issit?
This is what I get from Malaysiakini :
During the ensuing drama, DAP MP for Segambut Lim Lip Eng claimed that he was assaulted as he tried to help Karpal escape the pushing and shoving which broke out at one of the entrances to Parliament.
According to Lim, he was hit a number of times on the face and his body.
Among the mob leaders were Serdang Umno Youth chief Ungku Salleh Ungku Jamal, Gombak Youth chief Megat Zulkarnain Omar Din and Petaling Jaya Utara Youth chief Lat Sharizan Abdullah.
The opposition parliamentarians also complained that security personnel did not intervene until they made noise.
Below is screenshot of the photos available on Malaysiakini site.
Shame on you, The Star. Your paper is not doing any service to the country. Close it down, please.