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Pakatan MBs wants public to boycott Utusan

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (ES) The council of five Mentris Besar from states under the Pakatan Rakyat, is urging the people to boycott two newspapers namely Utusan Malaysia and Mingguan Malaysia.

Council member, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said that the newspaper was excessive and unprofessional because it has endlessly condemned and twisted the facts regarding the state administration of the five states and also the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

Khalid also said that particular media outlet purposely played on certain issues to fan the people's anger towards administration and party, at the same time also playing with racial sentiments.

All five members of the council is instructing that all departments and government institutions under Pakatan Rakyat administration to stop buying the newspaper or advertisement space from them.

Thus, the council members is urging all Utusan Malaysia and Mingguan Malaysia readers to stop buying the newspaper immediately.

The party leaders in the Pakatan Rakyat also regretted that the issue of the power and status of the royalty were being heavily politicized, especially by the media belonging to the federal BN government BN and certain Umno leaders.

"We stand firm in upholding the status of the King as the constitutional monarch as was written down in the Federal Constitution," he said in a statement yesterday.

"We have also accepted Karpal Singh's explanation that he meant no insult to the Sultan. We hope that everyone accepts this and stop pursuing the issue to avoid instability and tension between the various races." Khalid said. rfa/ES



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