Another blow to Malaysia from BBC apology

Malaysia’s image is taking a beating from the BBC’s global apology says A Kadir Jasin, former chief editor of New Straits Times Press. He questioned whether the government had been wise to spend taxpayers’ money on expensive foreign consultants. The BBC apologised for running eight programmes produced by UK-based publicity consultants FBC Media which was working for the Malaysian government.

Besides FBC Media, the Malaysian government has previously admitted using APCO International, one of the largest lobbying firms in the US, with a contract worth RM27mil for image-building work.

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