May 8, 2012

selepas Bersih 3.0 - selain NST, utusan juga turut akan disaman senator Australia [laporan fitnah]


The South Australian senator says he's "gobsmacked" about a story in the New Straits Times today questioning his impartiality as an observer of a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend.

Senator Xenophon was caught up in the melee in which police unleashed teargas and chemical-laced water on the 25,000 protesters calling for fair rules for imminent national elections.

He was in the city on an international fact-finding mission on election processes in Malaysia.

The story on the New Straits Times website, which also ran on page six of the newspaper, quotes an extract from a 2009 speech the senator made condemning Scientology.

But it claims the speech to the Australian Senate was about Islam.

It uses a quote with the word "Islam" substituted where Senator Xenophon in fact said "Scientology".

The story also says that in the speech Senator Xenophon "came out openly in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issue" (sic).

It quotes an independent Malaysian MP questioning whether the senator's association with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim meant the latter also supported gay rights. Homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia.

In fact, while the senator supports same sex civil unions, the only mention in that speech of gay rights issues is that a former Scientology member "was instructed by the organisation to disconnect from her sister because her sister was gay and therefore, according to Scientology, dangerous, perverted and evil".

Senator Xenophon told AAP the story was a "complete lie" and he was seeking legal advice regarding it.

"It's a vile defamation and I'll be taking action," he said.

"I'm gobsmacked that someone could stoop so low."

selepas senator australia ni keluarkan kenyataan di atas pada minggu lepas, NST telah memohon maaf atas kesilapan mereka. tapi ada satu lagi akhbar durjana yang masih belum mohon maaf, siapa lagi kalau bukan utusan syaitan. kah kah kah!

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Senator Australia, Nick Xenophon berkata beliau sedang mempertimbang untuk mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap dua akhbar tempatan, termasuk Utusan Malaysia, kerana tersalah memetik ucapannya yang menggambarkan beliau sebagai anti-Islam.

"Sudah tentu (tindakan undang-undang akan dipertimbang) dalam apa sahaja bahasa ia diterbitkan sama ada mereka telah memohon maaf atau tidak," katanya ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini semalam.

Xenophon (kanan) merujuk kepada sebuah artikel yang disiarkan oleh Utusan Malaysia dan New Straits Times (NST) yang telah tersalah memetik ucapannya di di Parlimen Australia pada 17 November 2009.

Akhbar harian berbahasa Inggeris NST telah memohon kerana "kesilapan besar" itu pada hari berikutnya.

Xenophon mengesahkan laporan awal yang memetik jurucakap dari pejabatnya bahawa beliau masih akan mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap NST walaupun akhbar tersebut telah memohon maaf.

Utusan Malaysia milik Umno, yang menerbitkan berita yang sama yang
tersalah petik Xenophon, telah mengeluarkannya dari versi dalam talian di laman webnya tetapi tidak memohon maaf.

Xenophon adalah sebahagian daripada pasukan tujuh anggota pemantau antarabangsa dalam dalam misi pencarian fakta mengenai sistem pilihan raya Malaysia. 


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