'Nanyang show-cause letter politically-motivated'

The show-cause letter sent to Chinese daily Nanyang Siang Pau by the Home Ministry is an "intimidation" and "politically motivated", said a former executive director of South-East Asian Press Alliance.

"The newspaper had responded to criticism and protests with an apology and retraction. That should be sufficient and should not warrant any other legal or executive action.

"The pressure from the ministry is clearly an intimidation... this harassment of Nanyang is politically motivated," V Gayathry told Malaysiakini when contacted today...

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