Bernama has traced Sunday’s doctored photograph to “the source from where it was sent” and is checking whether there was sabotage, according to a statement by the news agency’s chief editor, Yong Soo Heong.
The agency put the following on the wire a few minutes ago, shortly after 7.40pm:
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) — The Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) has conducted an initial investigation into allegations that one of its recent photographs was manipulated, said its Editor-in-Chief, Datuk Yong Soo Heong.
“Initial checks revealed that the flawed picture was discovered at the source from where it was sent,” he said today when commenting on a Bernama picture taken in Pekan last Saturday.
Further investigations were ongoing to determine the motive of the person concerned and whether there were elements of sabotage, Yong said.
“We are viewing this matter seriously and will not hesitate to take appropriate action against those responsible for the irregularities.
“Bernama always strives to maintain high standards of professionalism and takes a serious view of workplace integrity,” he stressed.
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