I don't know where to begin. There is so much to refute in Najib's speech at the National Press Club awards.
Journalism in Malaysia is open in practice? Accountable?
What is he smoking?
Does he remember all the street protests and demonstrations that went unreported in the news? That were either completely ignored or unobtrusively mentioned in a 2 by 2 inch column?
Does he remember how the media reported the police claiming that they had used minimum force when photos around the web proved otherwise?
Is that open or accountable journalism?
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