Today, they published news that the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan has tendered his resignation letter. Tomorrow, other newspapers might come up with headlines such as 'Najib resigns!' or 'Anwar screws his driver' or 'Muhyidin asks Najib to step down' or things like that.
Soon, they will get daring enough with headlines 'The King asks Najib to quit' or 'Hisham to challenge Muhyidin in next Umno elections' or 'Malaysia plans to attack Singapore' or 'Maybank to close shop'.
If we allow them to go overboard, the whole country will be upside down. However, when we told them to stop, they said the government is very tolerance and takes up whatever the newspapers published, although it was based on their unfounded evidence.
So, if I am the Home Minister, I will either revoke the China Press printing permit or suspend its publication indefinitely (read h e r e). Why? I wont let such speculative news to jeopardise the dignity of the person, the police force and the government. It will also lead to bad implication among foreign Press that the Malaysian government can hire and fire whoever they wish, anytime, anywhere.
And I personally believe the Home Minister is considering a tough action against the newspaper. He got to set a precedent here as some editors of the local newspapers are finding a 'reporting leeway' under Najib's administration. Remember The Star and Al Islam?
I dont know what has been the China Press motive but of late, the newspaper seems to get more discontented with the government. Maybe they dont like Musa, Najib, Hisham or the government. Whatever it is, its up to its editor-in-chief to answer KDN sec-gen Mahmood Adam.
The Star used to be suspended in the 1980s. I forgot the exact date but it was something about this also laaaa....(Also read what Big Dog comments).