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Political link issue hits NST boss' nerve at media talk

Claudia Theophilus  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The boss of a major English daily lost his cool and shouted at the paper presenters and participants during a discussion o­n media ownership at a national media conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

New Straits Times Group Editor-in-chief Abdullah Ahmad, responding to the political ownership of the daily, yelled: "Why are you all so bloody obsessed with Umno, and not MCA or MIC?"

The outburst occurred during a panel discussion after the joint presentation by Dr Yeoh Seng Guan and V Gayathry o­n 'The impact of media values and media ownership o­n information access' - which touched o­n media ownership, values and professional journalistic ethics.

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