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Hata Wahari plans protest ‘strike’ to suspend Utusan licence

Tue 2013-May-7 @ +08 14:40:01 pm

Former Utusan Malaysia senior reporter Hata Wahari plans to go “on strike” at Utusan Malaysia on May 20, together with several other former Utusan journalists, to petition for the paper’s publishing licence for racism.

Hata, who was sacked by Utusan for statements about the paper that he made while president of the National Union of Journalists, said in a posting at Facebook that the demonstration was in protest against the racism displayed by editors and other journalists of Utusan Malaysia in their reporting before, during, and after the general election.

The protest, from 5pm-6pm, will be held outside Utusan’s offices at 46M Jalan Lima, off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur.

Hata’s posting at Facebook:

saya dan beberapa rakan bekas wartawan Utusan Malaysia akan mengadakan perhimpunan “Mogok Utusan” bagi membantah sikap rasis pengarang-pengarang dan wartawan-wartawan Utusan Malaysia berkaitan dengan liputan sebelum – semasa dan selepas PRU 13 pada 20 Mei 2013 di Hadapan Bangunan Utusan Melayu di 46 M Jalan Lima off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Kuala Lumpur pada pukul 5 petang hingga 6 petang. Siapa sedia bersama saya kita tuntut Utusan di gantung permit kerana rasis yang melampau.

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One Comment
  1. Shadaan permalink
    Tue 2013-May-7 @ +08 21:50:41 pm 21:50

    In this case it’s our government and the media and it gets worse when the government empowers the media. Has anyone noticed that on the majority of government forms, you have to specify your race? WHY? The media is always quick to point out racism every chance they get and in the case of Malaysia the media is the source. I have also noticed that the people who throw the race card around are the ones that are racist towards others and this is what BN is . I think if we would remove the race question from all forms, and stop the media from playing the race card…then it would die a nice quiet death.

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