Saturday, 10 September 2011

Bernama Caught Lying Blatantly

The words of a government scholar in Perth:

“They totally changed and added stuff that we never said. And the whole thing was done before the speech … I feel it is rather silly and unnecessary,” he said.

“They… put in quotes that we actually did not say and altered our words. We did not say anything bad so I don’t see why they needed to do that.”

You're probably wondering what this is all about.

It all started when the Malaysian Students' Council of Australia held a dinner for PM Najib Razak at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Perth last Saturday. Also invited were the students sponsored by the Public Service Department, Mara and Petronas.

Before PM Najib Razak even made his speech, the students were asked to write down their comments. Bernama took these comments and changed them to make them sound like they were praising the PM's speech. These comments were published in a Bernama report/article.

Now these students hadn't even *heard* the speech yet at this point, so it is irregular that they be asked to write down their comments.

I derive only one conclusion from this: The mainstream media has gone FROM spinning the news to give it a biased slant TO outright lies.

Reated: Student denies praising PM’s speech in Australia

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