When theSun gets ‘covered’

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While today’s Utusan Malaysia predictably ‘graces’ its front page with the photos of Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and his allegedly sodomised former aide Saiful Bukhari under the screaming headline, ‘Berlaku penetrasi’ (Penetration occurs), theSun soaks in a wrap-around of four pages of ‘advertorial’ about 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

It is most unfortunate that theSun chooses to give the impression to the reader that the various ‘news reports’ about 1MDB are indeed genuine reporting. This is of course far from the truth!

What the popular tabloid should have done, ethically, is to indicate on the pages of the wrap-around the contents of those pages are actually part of an ‘advertorial’ and not the product of real journalism.

The real front page of theSun today, which is buried inside, highlights the achievements of our sportsmen and women at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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DR. JEFF BALAN
DR. JEFF BALAN
17 Oct 2010 5.53am

THE WHOLE WORLD INCLUDING MYSELF FROM THE USA IS WATCHING BRIEF IN THE “BERELAKU PENETRASI”
WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO KID ESPECIALLY THE TWO DOCTORS WHO FOUND SEMEN INSIDE THE ANAL OF SAIFUL.
MAY I ASK IF SAIFUL TOOK A “S…” IN THE LAST TWO DAYS BEFORE HE MET WITH NAJIB AND FILED A POLICE REPORT
I CAN CLEALY SEE A PLOT TO MAINTAIN POLITICAL POWER…
IF THE PREVIOUS MASTER COULD DO IT WHY NOT THE NEXT MASTER.
THE WORLD IS WATCHING MALAYSIAN JUSTICE.
THIS CASE WILL BE THE BECON OF THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING MALAYSIA STANDS FOR.
THIS CASE WILL ONLY PENETRATE THE ECONOMY < IT WILL PENETRATE EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF MALAYSIA.
DO SOME DEEP MIND PENETRATING SO THAT MALAYSIA CAN PENETRATE ITSELF TO WASASAN2020