FACT: Editors from the New Straits Times Press were, indeed, involved in drafting the Statement to Counter Dr M. (As far as I know, no editors from other Malaysian news organisations, not even Bernama, the national news agency, were privy).
FACT: At least two senior editors currently running the New Straits Times once served The Straits Times.
FACT: The Straits Times is a Singapore government's mouthpiece.
In view of these FACTS, it's only natural for some of us to see things, make out connections and be very, very suspicious.
You see a conflict of interest? How much access to these editors have to Classified documents and other Government secrets? Who authorised these editors to prepare the Statement and go through the Official Secrets of the Malaysian government? Why couldn't the Cabinet handle the response to Dr M's questions without involving these editors?
Was the NST the only one that got the Scoop hours before it was officially issued, or was the Statement also leaked to other parties?
Someone tells me, "The Government is no longer run by the Government".
How worried should I be? A thought for your weekend.
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