AHHAAA!!! Latest news is that, the government has offered to takeover Bernama TV at RM1. Liabilities stood at RM15.8 million to be exact (thanks to an informer... you are really a darling).
It was an option given by Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Rais Yatim to the synergy which owns the station.
However, the synergy's boss Datuk Suhaimi was discontented with the offer and was pressing the government for some 'compensations'. What is there to compensate?
Someone told me that he even sought helps from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. Some believe he was asking for a few million ringgit as a pre-requisite to pass on the baton to the government. Or was it meant to bail him out?
It appeared that DPM sent out a letter to Rais which prompted the latter to issue a directive to Bernama to call back all its staffs attached to Bernama TV, take all facilities 'on loan' to the Station, including newsfeeds.
If not, Bernama has been asked to request Telekom to cut off all lines to Bernama TV! What an interesting episode!
Now that many parties are also putting the blame on Annuar Zaini and Azman Ujang, its time for the Ministry to reconsider their positions as they were autonomous in most of the decision-makings.
- also read Wee Choo Keong's The gross mismanagement of Annuar Zaini...