Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Utusan apologises to DAP over article on Tanda Putera - ( M4L4YS14 )

DAP has accepted Utusan Malaysia’s apology to its leaders Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng over an article on the controversial Tanda Putera film.

Chairman Karpal Singh said this is the last time the party will accept an apology from the Umno-owned newspaper.

“We accepted their apology but Utusan cannot go on lying. We will give them this opportunity to turn over a new leaf,” he said at a press conference at Parliament lobby today.

The Malay-language daily carried a report titled “Cuba sembunyi kebiadaban DAP” (Try to hide DAP’s rudeness) where it was alleged that that Guan Eng, the Penang Chief Minister, had attempted to block the screening of the movie in the state’s cinemas to allegedly hide the rude action of a DAP leader.

The DAP leader was identified in the report as Kit Siang, who it said had allegedly urinated in front of the then Selangor menteri besar’s residence during the riots in May 13, 1969. – September 26, 2013.