Newspapers should exercise greater responsibility over the articles they carry on their leader pages

Media Statement
by Lim Kit Siang

(Petaling Jaya, Thursday): Today’s Nanyang Siang Pao carried an article claiming that I had decided not to heed views from outside the party as to whether I should retire from politics, and launching a barrage against me.

In the first place, I had never made such a statement. The last time  I referred to this issue was my speech at the DAP Revamp Conference  in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, where I said:

I would urge newspapers to exercise greater responsibility over the article they carry on their leader pages, at least to make sure that statements attributed to me are accurate and factual.

The article concerned was written under a pen-name, and although it was written in a manner trying to give the impression that it was by an “uninvolved” party, the identity of the authorship is quite  clear - written by one who had not only lost all political credibility but is now losing all intellectual honesty in having to hide behind a pseudonym to shoot his ‘stealthy arrows’.


*Lim Kit Siang - DAP National Chairman