Malaysiakini Letter

NSTs acquittal shocking

Melanie Towle Abdullah  |  Published:  |  Modified:

I was shocked to see that the prime minister had "forgiven" New Straits Times because they apologised publicly for their mistake

Well, so did the other two newspapers and yet they were given severe sentences while the NST got away scot free

I am sure state-owned RTM will get away even though they openly published derogatory visuals. This because of who they are backed by.

When a woman Umno politician brandished the Holy Book and swore on it that she was telling the truth and it was subsequently discovered that she lied, no action was taken against her

What Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is saying is that if you want to insult the religion and get away with it, you have to be in Umno or you have to be backed by Umno.

Anyone else be warned

This has to be the only Muslim country in the world where you can insult the religion and get away with it

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