But none except the NST had this purported quotes from Mukhriz:
Asked why he took so long to apologise to Umno Youth, Mukhriz said he was told to give his side of the story at yesterday’s exco meeting.The Bernama reporter and others who covered the meeting last Thursday must be wondering where the NST reporter got that one-liner. Mukhriz's one-liner, as quoted by Bernama and the others, was:
"I now wait to meet Pak Lah to personally apologise to him."
Meanwhile, Mukhriz, when met by reporters later, said he concurred with what was said by Hishammuddin.The above may be trivial to someone like Zahid Hamidi, who seems concerned only with blogging ethics. But such intentional misreporting, like Kalimullah Hassan's June 11 fabrication, is meant to inflict maximum damage and is detrimental to society.
Asked what was he going to explain in his meeting with Abdullah, he said:
"Let that be between me and the prime minister."
Which is why the deputy minister should take a hard look at the ethics of the current crop of pro-government mercenary editors and why he should speak up and not let Utusan Melayu go down NSTP's way.