Thanks to Helen Ang for following up on the issue and showed again how deceitful TMI was. Please see http://helenang.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/wisma-putra-must-censure-australian-media-on-its-slander-of-fatwa-council/
Please see their new edited column at http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/mobile/malaysia/article/muslims-not-encouraged-to-use-rip-says-national-fatwa-council. They totally change the initial tone and story. After inciting so much false hatred this is what the editor wrote:
“* Editor’s note: A previous version of this report implied that the fatwa was issued following the death of Karpal Singh. This has now been corrected.”
They simply amended the whole article and argued as if it’s a mistake. No new article to explain and apologise. Thus by amending, they think, we don’t have access to the first article ke? I knew they are going to be dishonest so I photoshot the pages. The first para and heading said this:
“Muslims not encouraged to use ‘RIP’, says National Fatwa
Hours after the death of Karpal Singh, Muslims were told by the National Fatwa Council today they were not encouraged to use the phrase “Rest in Peace” (RIP) to a non-Muslim because the term had Christian connotations.”
This is totally false. They used a December blog posting but said “hours after karpal’s death” fatwa council issued this statement.
Then also look at the pictures of the late Mr. Karpal purposely inserted in the article.
It was not implied. It was a blatant direct lie and incitement. TMI intended the religious incitement and now paper elsewhere in the world are highlighting this. TMI must be wholly condemned again. They cannot just amend the initial article and lie to say that they’re correcting an implication. Bloody liar.
I post here the earlier article.