Media Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Wednesday, 3rd September 2008:
Apology for mistake that Najib’s “apology” blacked out by Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian
In my media statement this morning, I had
stated five reasons why Umno Deputy President Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s
apology on behalf of Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad
Ismail for the latter’s derogatory, offensive, insensitive and racist
reference of the Chinese as “squatters” and untrustworthy Malaysians is
inappropriate, inadequate and unacceptable.
I now withdraw my statement with reference to
Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian as I have found that it is a mistake,
for Utusan Malaysia reported it in page 2 under the heading “UMNO minta
maaf kenyataan Ahmad – TPM” while Berita Harian reported it in page 2
under the heading “Umno anggap kenyataan pandangan Ahmad”.
Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor