Bernama Should Correct Its Wrong Report

Bernama Should Correct It Wrong Report And Instead Print The Complete And Accurate Version Of My Comments On The New RM 300 Million Sarawak State Assembly Building

I am surprised that Bernama has failed to correctly and accurately my comments on the new RM 300 million Sarawak State Assembly building in its report dated 30 July 2009. I was reported as saying,

“Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was also impressed with the new building, adding that Sarawak had the capability to provide the state with more infrastructure facilities.”

This is untrue and a wrong report. What I said in Bahasa Malaysia were word to this effect,

Bangunan ini menarik perhatian. Yang menarik saya adalah pembentukan modal insan dan sumber manusia seperti dalam bidang pendidikan. Adalah penting sekolah dapat bekalan letrik kerana apa gunanya computer tanpa bekalan letrik. Penetration untuk jalur lebar(broadband) di Sarawak adalah 13%. Saya lebih berminat memberikan tumpuan kepada aspek menaikkan kadar penetration broadband atau jalur lebar ini.

What was published appeared to give the impression that the Penang Chief Minister endorsed fully the completion of this luxurious building. Nothing can be further from the truth.

In the interest of professional, truthful and responsible journalism, Bernama should retract this wrong and misleading report and print in full the correct version.

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