At a time when there is so much racial sensitivity hyped up by UMNO and PAS, one can only wonder why TV3 only used the Mandarin version of Deputy Education Minister, Teo Nie Ching’s answer to a reporter from Chinese media nTV7 in the popular Buletin Utama, a Malay news broadcast, when Teo had, in fact, replied the same in Malay first.
In their perfunctory apology to Teo, TV3 did not explain to the audience that Teo had, in fact, spoken in Malay first. This is unacceptable, as the negligence is on the part of the TV3 to capture and broadcast the footage in Malay. This has led to a lot of criticisms of Teo from the audience and the damage was already done.
When other newspapers and TV stations could get it right, why did TV3 fail to report news as it is? Was there something more cynical to this than just reporting the news for the station’s target audience?
TV3 needs to explain better to the public and apologise better to Teo unless it has a specific agenda in mind.