Friday, February 24, 2006

PM Accepts Apology, No Action against NST.

No action will be taken against the New Straits Times as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has accepted its apology.

However, Abdullah also said he was waiting for details about RTM's Feb 3 airing of a group of people viewing the banned Danish cartoons.

In the apology, New Straits Times said it had "misjudged how different people would react to Wiley Miller's Non Sequitur syndicated cartoon" published on Monday. The newspaper said it "never intended to hurt any feelings. "But we stand corrected. We should have been more sensitive — human error or not. So again, we apologise."

The apology was also stated in the newspaper's reply Thursday to the show-cause letter issued by the Internal Security Ministry on Wednesday.

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