Hata Wahari to hold protest at Utusan today
Hata Wahari, the former journalists’ union president sacked by Utusan Malaysia two years ago, is leading a protest outside the newspaper’s office
tomorrow today in response to racial headlies and commentaries published after the general election.
Together with other former Utusan journalists, Hata will lead a picket from 5pm to 6pm tomorrow outside the newspaper’s office off Jalan Chan Sow Lin in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur.
A commentary by an editor, under the headline Apa Lagi Cina Mahu (What Else Do the Chinese Want?) was highlighted on the front page of the paper, sparking controversy and protests.
Azran Osman Rani, chief executive of Air Asia X, the long-distance budget airline, who described Utusan Malaysia as a “racist newspaper” and threatened to pull off the airline’s advertisements from the Umno-owned daily, has since faced a backlash from Malay rights groups. In return Utusan Malaysia’s columnist Awang Selamat said today the paper should stop taking advertisements from Air Asia until Azran apologises.
Mari bersama-sama saya dan rakan bekas wartawan Utusan menuntut Ketua Pengarang Utusan agar menjunjung etika kewartawanan di hadapan Pejabat Utusan Melayu, 46 M Jalan Lima Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur. Pada 20 Mei (205) 2013 dari pukul 5 hingga 6 Petang