Media statement (2) by M.Kula Segaran from Nepal on Thursday, 7th October 2010:
I did not apologise 4 or 5 times over the Perak crisis
I have been told that there are newspaper reports in today's Chinese dailies saying that I have apologised a few times over the Perak crisis.
Chianpress said I apologised 4 times in yesterday's tweeter while Sin Chew Jit Poh said I apologised 5 times , 4 times in tweeter and once in my blog.
The truth is that I have only apologized once through my blog yesterday over the fact that the Perak family crisis has become a public issue.
I do understand that going public can affect the Party's image to some extent and accept the disappointment expressed by some DAP leaders, members and supporters.
But I stand by what I have openly said against Sdr Ngeh as I have spoken nothing but the truth.
I am not however responsible for the adverse comment against Sdr Ngeh and his cousin Sdr Nga Kor Ming in the various media articles and commentaries.
Let me clarify about the so called repeated apologies in my tweeter.
My tweets were merely reproduction of media reports about my apology, which were The Malaysian Insider, Malaysiakini, The Star and New Straits Times.
So it is not true that I have apologised again and again. If the reporters do not understand tweeter and have made genuine error of reporting that I have repeatedly apologized, then I hope this clarification will correct the error.
I certainly hope that there is no hidden agenda in the erroneous reports.
* M. Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman & MP for Ipoh Barat