Two days ago, The Malaysian Insider published a doctored police report against Najib Razak purportedly made by an Umno Johor member – see screenshot below.
It has been revealed that the ‘police report’ is a fake – see today’s FMT, ‘Johor Umno upset over doctored police report against PM‘
This is not the first time that TMI has published doctored images. The portal published a Photoshopped picture to kenakan Hadi Awang earlier this year during the #KitaLawan demo.
This led the Islamist party to complain, ‘PAS desak The Malaysian Insider mohon maaf’ – see press statement by the then PAS info chief Mahfuz Omar on 7 March 2015.
TMI made a small apology the next day – see below – which is typical of its modus operandi. Slander, libel melambak-lambak dan fitnah sesuka hati, and then senang-senang get away with an airy-fairy apology.
And even before this, the PAS president already had a run-in with TMI.
“PETALING JAYA: The office of PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has demanded a public apology from news portal The Malaysian Insider over a story which it claims to be untrue and reeked of bad intention.”
See, ‘Hadi seeks apology from news portal over Azmin story‘ (The J-Star, 28 Aug 2014)
TMI‘s staunchest defenders are the DAP evangelistas – see Hannah Yeoh’s tweet above.
Like anger monger Hannah, the portal should more rightly be regarded as The Malaysian Inciter.
TMI is a serial offender. It continually fitnah and kenakan orang.
Only a couple of days ago, TMI had Housing Minister Rahman Dahlan up in arms and threatening to take action against them for their malicious and deliberate distortion of his words.
The government should not treat TMI bosses as ‘journalists’. These TMI bosses should be treated like they’re dajjal. (TMI‘s big boss is Tong Kooi Ong, who is owner of The Edge.)
The authorities must charge TMI with sedition and shut down the portal.
Umno ought to do something about the J-Star too.