Media Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, 24th April 2010:
Call for public inquiry as Najib’s denial of Rosmah’s role in media censorship of ntv7 news talk resulting in resignation of senior producer Joshua Wong lacks credibility
The denial of Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak that his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor had a role in the media censorship of ntv news talks show “Editor’s Time” resulting in the resignation of senior producer Joshua Wong lacks credibility.
If Najib is convinced that Rosmah is not involved, he should set up a public inquiry to clear Rosmah’s name and convince Malaysians that he is not setting a new precedent where the Prime Minister’s wife is assuming the de facto role of a Super Minister spanning various ministries by openly intervening in public and government affairs.
Does Najib agree that any involvement of the Prime Minister’s wife in the media censorship of ntv7 talk show resulting in the resignation of Joshua Wong is completely unacceptable and undesirable?
Does Najib agree that the Prime Minister’s wife should not abuse or misuse her position and influence and should stay clear of politics and public affairs, unless she enters the political arena in her own right seeking and securing elected public office for herself?
DAP Senator Tunku Abdul Aziz will raise the important issue of ntv7 media censorship when the Senate meets next week.
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Ipoh Timor