-Rehman Rashid Broken down in the barnyard of free expression
News, from our ever so trustworthy press.
This appeared on the papers on the 5th of March
and they forgot to do an update on her when the results came out.
But the Star didn't forget.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi felt that an apology from Utusan Malaysia was in order as it did not report Nadiah's situation correctly. “The newspaper really carried her up, giving her hope that she would score 19 As but she only got 14 As. I think the newspaper should apologise as it has embarrassed her. “She never said she would get 19 As. Nobody would be able to tell until the results come out,” he said, adding that he felt sorry for her. Abdullah said Nadiah's academic achievement was outstanding.
- Nadiah gets only 18 As instead Star 13 March [She scored 14 1As, 4 2As and 1 3Bs]
What he had blanket accussed bloggers of, he could also say the same of the print press, isn't it?
I want my old Rehman Rashid back.
The one who wrote A Malaysian Journey which Lulu "kan-cheong" journeyed with as she read of the young, Malay version of the Chinese banana, Rehman trying to adjust in MCKK
The one who opted for the sack, rather than to ghost-write other people's speeches and columns
The one who wrote an honest editorial criticising the 1987 banning of The Star, Watan and Sin Chew Jit Poh by the government during the infamous Ops Lalang and was reprimanded for it, and left shortly after
The one who when Lulu was a kiddo temp-ing at her brother-in-law's office, showed kindness to Lulu by saying hi to Lulu and listening to Lulu's luluness.