4th floor tells Hisham: Get rid of Datuk Rejal or ...! And, thus, Rejal Arbee was told yesterday that his Wednesday column has been retired, effective immediately.
Rejal was informed by one of the editors via e-mail. Expectedly, Hishamuddin Aun, the group editor-in-chief moulded and sculptured by Rejal when he was his group editor, had neither the courtesy nor the balls to pick up the phone and speak to his former boss.
Rejal's "retirement" is the result of direct intervention in the newsroom by the 4th floor boyz at Putrajaya.
It seemed that they had told Hisham of how they had taken offence at references, in Rejal's last article, to Malaysia Today and Beritakmu as "gentlemen bloggers" against machai, malaysiatomorrow and kpmu (which are pro-Abdullah Badawi blogs) for not identifying themselves.
In the same article, Rejal also mentioned Kadir Jasin, Rocky's Bru and Jeff Ooi as "gentlemen bloggers" but these references had been deleted by the editors before sending the article for print.
Rejal started his career as a journalist at Berita Harian on September 30, 1963.
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