Datuk Ahmad Said yesterday slammed TV3 for subjecting him to negative reports ever since he became Mentri Besar of Terengganu.
Saying that TV3 had harboured bad intention against him by giving him inaccurate reports, Ahmad claimed that certain individuals in the state were using the private television station to tarnish his image.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), TV3 broadcast a report stating that I would close down state government subsidiary Golden Pharos. This saddens me. TV3 is subjecting me to such treatment because it may have an agenda,” he said during a question and answer session at the State Assembly.
In its 'Buletin Utama' news Wednesday, TV3 broadcast a statement attributed to Ahmad which said that three Terengganu state government subsidiaries, Golden Pharos Berhad, Permint Sutera Semai Sdn Bhd and Syarikat Percetakan Yayasan Islam Terengganu Sdn Bhd, would be closed down.
Ahmad, who is the state assemblyman for Kijal, recalled that during the tussle over his appointment as menteri besar, TV3 had broadcast reports that he was under investigation by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA).
“Initially, it broadcast reports that the Regency Advisory Council had issued a statement on the appointment of Ahmad Said as the Terengganu menteri besar. Then, in its final news slot, it reported that the Kijal assemblyman was under probe by the ACA.
“Two days after the Umno Supreme Council confirmed me as the Terengganu menteri besar, TV3 broadcast more reports about me. I gave a warning that if it continued to tarnish my image I would sue.
“I do not want to take any action now. But if they force my hand, I will expose them one by one, regardless of who it may be. I emphasise here that I will act against those who resort to irregularities in Terengganu,” he said.
Note: Many are of the opinion that TV3 is managed to the pleasure of some quarters in the government. What do you think, fellas?