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The Star Editors At Home Ministry Over May 27 Front Page

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PUTRAJAYA – Four editors of The Star appeared at the Home Ministry (KDN) today, believed to explain about its front page on May 27, which is deemed insensitive to the feelings of Muslims in this country.

They were the newspaper’s specialist editor M. Shanmugam and three executive editors, Brian Martin, Dorairaj Nadason and Rozaid Abdul Rahman.

The four arrived at 10.50 am and left the ministry building about one hour later.

However, media members who waited to get their comments were disappointed as the four left through another door.

Yesterday, KDN secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said the ministry would summon the Star’s editor to explain the front page headline and the accompanying photograph on Saturday.

Alwi said KDN was disappointed with The Star over a photograph of Muslims performing taraweh prayers on the first night of Ramadan under the bold headline, ‘Malaysian Terrorist Leader’.

The newspaper was summoned on May 23 and given guidelines for the publication of new reports.

It issued an apology over the headline and photograph yesterday.

The Star said it was their practice to carry photograph of Muslims performing taraweh prayers on the front page on the first day of Ramadan out of respect for the holy month. – BERNAMA

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