The Malaysian Insider (TMI) is a repeat offender.
“Malaysian Insider is again driving a wedge between Muslims and non Muslims and creating hatred against the Islamic authorities and distorting facts,” wrote blogger Ellese last year on 18 April 2014.
“Hours after the death of Karpal Singh, Muslims were told by the National Fatwa Council today they were not encouraged to use the phrase ‘Rest in Peace’ (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations.”
“This is a blatant lie to incite unjustified hatred,” said Ellese. “They purposely gave a false impression that the majlis fatwa is somewhat targeting against those wishing farewell for Karpal. Really blatant lie.”
See ‘False hate allegation against fatwa council‘ (18 Apr 2014) by Ellese in the blog Hak Bersuara
Please remember that TMI does this kind of thing (as their agenda) ALL THE TIME. They’ve got the worst track record among all the Malaysia media for fitnah and they’ve been getting away with it for far too long.
Updated: 30 March 2015
Original headline & copy below:
Wisma Putra must censure Australian media on its slander of Fatwa Council
Articles in the Sydney Morning Herald and its sister paper The Age today claim that Malaysia’s fatwa council does not allow ‘Rest in peace’ to be said for Karpal Singh.
The two Australian papers also said that the council’s statement had come “at a time of mourning over Mr Karpal’s death”.
NOTE: The Australian papers removed the article following a complaint by Ellese