Updated: 1. In Board, Pissed blogger Zakhir Mohd discovers that the board of Media Prima, parent company of NST, is not pleased at all with the apology and wants all future decisions on such matters be referred to it 2. NST should be in "jual ayam" business by A Voice. The blogger is kind enough to provide a link for "A plot to destabilize the Government", their Sept 21, 2012 article the NST won't or can't defend).
p.s. You may also have read Suaram's response to NST's "unprecedented abject apology", How the mighty have fallen. I suggest the lawyers at NST read Kua Kia Soong's rubbing-it-in piece slowly ... he's calling the newspaper "the ruling party's media assassin. And a poor assassin at that". I think they should get Kua to apologize for this defamatory insult ...
|The page 3 obituary|
In other words, we are being told that all the claims made against these organisations about them getting foreign funding - which had been said in Parliament by our MPs and Cabinet Ministers, uttered in public rallies before the last General Election and on tv and radio by BN leaders, and written in the columns of the various pro-Government newspapers and publications - were lies and fabrication.
In all my years in journalism, I have not come across anything like this half-page apology. The newspaper may have saved its own ass and avoid a lawsuit (I assume Bersih, Suaram, CIJ and Merdeka Centre had threatened to sue unless the newspaper apologizes), but the real damage goes way beyond the paper-thin credibility of the newspaper alone.