We refer to the front page of The Star on Saturday May 27.
It has been the practice of The Star to respect the first day of Ramadan every year and to place the picture of Muslims at the first terawih prayers on the front page of the paper. This has been done over the last decade or so.
This year, there was an unfortunate coincidence of the lead story being of a terrorist leader, that led to many linking the headline and the picture, which was never the intention of the newspaper.
On hindsight, The Star should have been more discerning and sensitive to the feelings of our Muslim readers.
We sincerely apologise for the error of judgment on our part. – The Star