"As the deputy minister responsible in enforcing the Act, sometimes I've to call up to remind the media concerned when sensitive issues are published.Is Fu bragging that he can call up editors and screw them up? And there are editors who will let themselves get screwed by a Deputy Minister?
"While some accepted the reprimand, others feel I am a super media editor," he said when speaking at a "dinner-with-the-media" in Kuala Lumpur last night.
Did someone say the media are freer and more independent after Pak Lah became Prime Minister?
* Mainstream media refer to newspapers that are owned directly or indirectly by political parties form the ruling coalition or those that enjoy a close rapport with the government. They include the Star, the dailies under the New Straits Times Press, the Sun, and the newspapers in the Utusan Melayu group.
And, by the way, as far as I can tell, there is no such post as "super media editor" in any newspaper. [Read here for the entire Bernama piece Balanced reporting can counter Internet influence]