Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Breaking News (?): Police Report Lodged Against NST for Latest Muhammad-related Cartoon

UPDATED: Regurgitation of news here, and here.

Well, you've seen and heard it from here. Now three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and opposition party PAS have lodged a police report against NST. (What leading-leading, say lar NST, like you said China Press and Guangming Daily). From Bernama:

NGOs, PAS Lodge Police Report On Offensive Cartoon In Newspaper

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) -- Three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and opposition party PAS, Tuesday lodged a police report against a leading English daily for publishing a cartoon on the controversial caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, Monday.

The newspaper published cartoonist Willie Miller's caricature on page eight of a section on "coffee break". It showed a cartoonist doing a sketch on the drawing board while waiting for his customers.

The Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM), the Peninsular Malay Students Federation (GPMS) and Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (KIMMA), which are under the auspices of the Majlis Angkatan Permuafakatan NGO-NGO Malaysia (MAPAN), lodged their respective police reports at the Brickfields police district head office here at 3.30 pm.

Another police report was made by PAS Youth chief Salahuddin Ayub at the Dang Wangi police station at about 3 pm.


In this regard, PAS and Mapan spokesman said they wanted action to be taken against the newspaper to prevent from further untoward incidents from happening.

The newspaper's management could not be contacted this afternoon to comment on the police reports lodged against the daily for publishing the syndicated cartoon titled 'Non Sequitur'.

Yeah, police report, so what? Probably they will just face a slap on the wrist like a suspension of the comics section for 2 weeks or so only.

Most probably liddis only.

Indefinitely, that is...

...I'm going to eat these:

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