PETALING JAYA: Umno’s Khairy Jamaluddin has hit again at A Kadir Jasin after the outstanding blogger blamed Utusan Malaysia’s demise on the “fourth-floor boys” of the Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Najib Razak administrations.
In an Instagram publish, the Rembau MP, who was regarded by many as one of many “fourth-floor boys” when Abdullah was PM, mentioned the mainstream media’s decline started a lot earlier.
“No, mainstream media’s (Utusan and NSTP) decline started with the slanted protection of Sodomy Half One. A sure A Kadir Jasin was the editor of NST then.”
Kadir, who’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s particular adviser on media and communications, was the NST group editor in 1998.
Then, Mahathir, in his first stint as PM, had sacked Anwar Ibrahim as his deputy prime minister. Anwar, who’s now PKR president, was charged with sodomy and abuse of energy.
Earlier right this moment, in a weblog publish, Kadir mentioned the unprofessional and extreme interference by the “fourth-floor boys” had led to readers doubting the paper’s credibility.
“Certainly one of their largest errors was to make use of the mainstream media to kill off Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy and prop up Abdullah,” he mentioned, including this was when mainstream newspapers noticed a decline of their high quality and gross sales.
Right this moment, it was introduced that Utusan, the nation’s oldest Malay language each day, which began as a Jawi each day in Singapore in 1939, and Kosmo! would stop all operations from right this moment.