Jusuf Kalla's poisonous fairy tale

S Thayaparan

Modified 29 Jun 2013, 9:48 am

"Tapi, Indonesia menyimpan terlalu banyak rahasia. Dan keanekaragamannya pun amat kelewatan..." - Richard Lloyd Parry (In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos)

COMMENT What I found more noxious than the haze supposedly emanating from Indonesia, was the fumes from the bridge burning of Jusuf Kalla, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim's hopefully one-time confidant.

NONE Under the headline "Are you mad?", the Malay Mail through an interview conducted by the chief editor of Merdeka Online, outlined the "truth" about the alleged agreement between recently elected prime minister Najib Razak and Anwar brokered by none other than Jusuf ( left ) himself.

Never mind that such explosive revelations was consigned to the opinion sub-section of the newspaper after trumpeting it as headline news, but I suppose this points to the minimal vestige of journalistic integrity left in this mainstream media outlet...

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