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PH journalists banned in Sabah for ‘misreporting’ situation

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DIGOS CITY — Putrajaya has decided to bar Filipino journalists from entering Sabah to report on developments in Lahad Datu, Malaysian Defense Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was reported to have announced on Tuesday.

In a broadcast by a Sabah-based radio station, Ahmad allegedly told journalists in Kuala Lumpur that the decision was made to prevent “misreporting” of the situation.

He said Putrajaya did not want Filipino journalists to “spin” stories that could only “strain relations between” Putrajaya and Manila.

It was not clear, however, what the Malaysian government intended to do with Filipino journalists already in Sabah before the ban.

Philippine media, in particular the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the newspaper and member of the Inquirer Group of Companies, earned Putrajaya’s ire for allegedly reporting “baseless allegations” that Malaysian security forces had been brutal in handling Filipinos in Sabah as they flushed out local support for the so-called Sulu “royal army.” INQUIRER.net is the news website and a member of the IGC.

Among the claims by fleeing Filipinos was that Malaysian security forces had ordered some men to run as fast as they could before shooting them to death.


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  • BarracudaAKN

    To Malaysia: deceiving a fellow Muslim is HARAM!

  • boldyak

    it is Malaysia’s policy to not let the truth heard….guess why?…anybody knows why…

    • http://twitter.com/santeira Sant

      Hahaha the truth is always there. You just won’t get it from the Philippine media.

      • headhunter

        It looks that way to a certain extent so far

      • Grammar Nazi

        And yeah, you will find the truth in Malaysian media. ;)

  • headhunter

    How come nobody bothers to check if indeed those journalists spin news report?!
    And not one denial as well?! Indifferent eh

    • Grammar Nazi

      Tell that to your government which controls your media. ;)

  • http://www.mmobux.com/ David Millon

    This is the internet Inquirer, the whole world can read it, it is cached by Google, if you want to entice hatred,speculative and slander at least do it on printed newspaper or categorized it as an opinion. not smart enough lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    Wrong move Malaysia. PDI is yellow media. Check with Carandang. You should have called your dog Pnoy, he will arrange favorable coverage for you.

  • http://www.mmobux.com/ David Millon

    getting banned is one thing, dont you think you will be getting sued soon enough? once verified report with proof and evidence come out.

  • bayankopdi

    THE TRUTH IS, THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT CAN CONTROL THEIR MEDIA WHILE THEY CANNOT CONTROL THE PHILIPPINE MEDIA…NOT ALLOWING FOREIGN MEDIA MEANS THEY DO NOT WANT THE TRUTH TO COME OUT..

    • headhunter

      I don’t mind to read as long as it is the truth…but there are reports here so far are simply not logical and unverified. It is like an anymous said something and that would be the news on ethnic cleasning, cruelty, etc..it is like a fisherman story….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OPFBEHQPMIP3OTVWF2Z73CENIQ Vigo

    …..wahh…dat y ampatuan kill the jouralists…..they always misleading….hahaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    malayshits land is not 4 sale!



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