Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Case of Second Guessing By MSM

“But mainstream media such as New Straits Times or Utusan Malaysia sort of second guessed what kind of things they want to print (about the leaders). Sometimes they were wrong. But this time it was more interesting because there was a supremo."

- Dr. M at Saturday's BUM 2009 gathering

It was on Friday where the BAR Council held an EGM meeting and decided that they want the IGP and Home Minister Hisham Hussein to resign over the row over their five fellow lawyers arrested for merely providing their legal counsel and services to those detained at the candlelight vigil at the Brickfields police station.

The piece of Malaysiakini is as follows:

An outraged Malaysia Bar today demanded the resignation of both the inspector-general of police and the home minister following the arrest of five lawyers on May 7.

However, as Hisham Rais of Tukar Tiub pointed out, the Malay daily Berita Harian showed a very different version, in this case, could point out of second guessing by the MSM. Berita Harian's one reads as:


Majlis Peguam bercadang menyaman Kerajaan Malaysia, Ketua Polis Negara dan Ketua Polis Daerah Brickfields, Asisten Komisioner Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid berikutan penahanan lima peguam di depan Balai Polis Daerah Brickfields, baru-baru ini.

Badan itu mendakwa, penahanan peguam terbabit adalah satu pencabulan mengikut Seksyen 28 (A)(4) Kanun Acara Jenayah.

Lima peguam berkenaan dilaporkan mahu membela 14 orang yang ditahan kerana mengadakan perhimpunan aman di balai polis berkenaan.

It's not a spot the difference game but it's a case of point of "second guessing" as what Dr. M said on Saturday. Read also a posting by Doc Maverick where NST's posting isn't as the exact as Malaysiakini's posting pointed out.

Snippets From Dr. M's Speech at BUM 2009

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