Factual veracity of Dr M's memoirs questioned


Terence Netto     Published     Updated     comments

COMMENT In the Internet age, it does no good for public figures to use their memoirs as a vehicle for the discharge of rancour.

If one does, then the four W's – who, what, when and where – of journalistic veracity must be unassailable, for the account to stand the test of credibility.    

   

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad seems to be discovering this unpleasant reality.

Within a week of the publication of ‘A Doctor in the House’, a recollection of his life, the facts as he retails them are being contested...


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Factual veracity of Dr M's memoirs questioned

Terence Netto,

COMMENT In the Internet age, it does no good for public figures to use their memoirs as a vehicle for the discharge of rancour.

If one does, then the four W's – who, what, when and where – of journalistic veracity must be unassailable, for the account to stand the test of credibility.    

   

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad seems to be discovering this unpleasant reality.

Within a week of the publication of ‘A Doctor in the House’, a recollection of his life, the facts as he retails them are being contested...


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