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After PAS uproar, Nanyang apologises for Hadi-Pandikar 'monkey' cartoon

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The Chinese daily Nanyang Siang Pau has issued an apology, following an uproar over a cartoon depicting PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang and Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia as monkeys.

"Our newspaper on April 8 published a comic on Act 355 that is disrespectful to Pandikar and Hadi. Nanyang sincerely apologises to both of them.

"Nanyang website has since retracted the comic," a statement posted on their website read.

The apology came after PAS Youth threatened a series of protests against Nanyang tomorrow.

Titled "Monkey Act", the cartoon published in Nanyang featured one of the monkeys sporting a songkok and labelled as “speaker” while the other wearing a turban called “Hadi Awang” was sitting on an “Act 355” tree, clutching a wand in its left hand...

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