Friday, May 20, 2016
Statement on latest Wall Street Journal article by Minister of Communications and Multimedia
19 May 2016
1. The Wall Street Journal keeps on making false allegations but attributing them to anonymous sources. This is a cowardly way to avoid being sued.
2. Despite their anonymous sources being proven wrong time and time again, such as their false reports on the new Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, the WSJ continues to make allegations without any evidence.
3. It is no coincidence that all the WSJ's reporting on Malaysia since Tun Mahathir began his Anti Najib Campaign is based on one thing: what they claim anonymous sources and anonymous investigators say.
4. Not once has a name been provided for these sources. If they actually exist, then why doesn't the WSJ tell Malaysians who they are? Otherwise how can they expect anything they write to be believed, after being proved wrong so many times.
5. But we know they won't provide names, because they can't. The truth is that their reporting is based at best on rumours, and at worst on politically motivated lies that they've accepted without proper verification. Just for the sake of another sensational headline.
DATUK SERI PANGLIMA DR SALLEH SAID KERUAK
MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA