Bernama’s questionable coverage of Kelantan ‘succession’

Puff piece — A news story with editorialised, complimentary statements. (see journalism glossary)

Now have a look at Bernama’s copy titled Tuanku Muhammad Faris, A Sultan With People’s Well-Being At Heart.

His father Sultan Ismail Petra suffered a stroke last year.

A lawyer acting for the sultan said attempts by the regent, Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra, to assume the power of the sultan were not proper or lawful.

Bernama, as the country’s official news agency, in coating the above breaking story with puffery begs the question of its political agenda.

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