Saturday, July 15, 2006

BERNAMA’s FAUX PAS in the RUSH to Release DETAILS of REPLIES to Dr MAHATHIR Allegations. DISPATCH- Inaccurate, Incomplete and Duplication

Bernama our National News agency under the ambit of the government needs more vigilance in dishing out stories for the world to read. More so as they provide subscription-based news coverage in their News link service.

It looks like this blunder is the case of a "cut and paste" that has gone awry. They should have just cut the Appendix A and paste on it instead of rearrange the order and mess it up.

In their rush to release the TOP story PM's Dept Replies To Dr M's Allegations On Scenic Bridge on July 14, 2006 time stamped 16:05 PM and is still available at

they messed up the Allegations. There were a total of SIX in the Appendix A as in
Press Statement On Declassified Documents Pertaining To The Crooked Bridge
July 14, 2006 time stamped 16:40 PM available at

In their haste they have duplicated the
ALLEGATION: That the government's decision to abort the bridge project will cause billions of ringgit in losses (see screen capture 2)

and completely left out
ALLEGATION: That the letter from Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on April 11 2002 was the final commitment by the republic on the bridge proposal by Malaysia.

On first reading, it caused quite a bit of confusion for those who have not read both the releases.

read the earlier posting on

and the lastest posting:
MPs ATTACK Air ASIA in Parliament; CEO TONY Fernandes response to Criticism; TRANSPORT Minister; Datuk CHAN K C defends LIFTING FLOOR Prices for MAS


Blogger mob1900 said...

Clearly a case of staying under the Armpits for too long! lolx

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cut and paste is a task too much for an editor with half past six english to handle

10:13 AM  

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