In Response to Rocky’s Bru: Journo to Journo: How Low Can You Go?

By Malaysian Heart

Now, may I pose this question, not to Kosmo!, but to all of us who are outraged by Kosmo’s article:
Do any of us believe that Kosmo has a monopoly on unethical journalism in Malaysia?
First let’s see what the principles of ethical journalism that we are bound to uphold are (adapted from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics):

An Open Letter to the Executive Chairman of Kumpulan Utusan

By Malaysian Heart

Tan Sri Mohamed Hashim Ahmad Makaruddin,
Executive Chairman, Kumpulan Utusan.

Tan Sri,

I am writing to express my indignation and abhorrence at your story headlined “Takdir Yasmin” on the late Yasmin Ahmad, that your tabloid Kosmo! ran on July 27th, 2009. (I justify my use of the words “you” and “your” by the fact that you are the Executive Chairman of Kumpulan Utusan. The buck stops with you, sir, and nowhere else.)

Did Kosmo! defame Yasmin Ahmad?

By Hartal MSM

While Marina flays Kosmo! – “is there no decency among the editors and reporters there?” – and the NST-associated folks talk about “ethical journalistic conduct” and “acting with humanity”, we hope that they will condescend to re-seat themselves at their personal computers and tap out the next letters on behalf of the other bereaved Malaysian families irreparably hurt by irresponsible journalism.

Hartal MSM will be glad to furnish the name list in alphabetical order, starting with A. Kugan.