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Published on Oct 14, 2008
Date: 14 Oct 2008
Open Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of the Star newspaper
Attn: Datuk Wong Chun Wai
On October 11th the Star published a very biased article against me, claiming that I said that I will sacrifice some of my colleagues so that I can be appointed to the Cabinet if Im elected President.
Your reporter and editorial team went all out to put words in my mouth and to paint me as a power hungry man.
In good faith I asked for a correction from your newspaper, which you agreed to do the next day.
However to my disappointment on October 12th you published an article saying that I claimed that my statement was taken out of context.
I wish to be very clear. I never made the sacrifice statement.
Your newspaper should have issued an apology for putting words in my mouth.
Datuk Wong Chun Wai, a man of your experience and knowledge would already have known the President of MCA always has the prerogative to submit a list of the ministers and deputy ministers from his party to the Prime Minister. This does not make the MCA President a power hungry man.
Very fortunately, knowing your editorial teams bias my campaign team recorded the interview on camera to ensure your honesty.
This video will show how the reporter attempted to make me seem power hungry but was instead given a free lesson on the Malaysian political process.
I have uploaded this video to Youtube for all Malaysians to see.
This blatant attempt to discredit a candidate not aligned to your political masters is the same reason why I fought against the Nanyang takeover.
I am certain many Malaysian's share in my disappointment with the lack of journalistic integrity displayed by your newspaper.