It's far from over. The war between Zahrain Hashim and the Malaysian Insider CEO Jahabar Sadiq rages on. Rather than solving it in a gentlemen manner, both chose going for the arbitrator. While Jahabar lodged a police report to deny the YB accusation, Zahrain went a step ahead by demanding the government to close the news portal.
Wow! Was Zahrain against Jahabar or the Malaysian Insider. After all, he only accused Jahabar of associating himself with Indon's Bendera, an opposition-cum-opportunist group that staged anti-Malaysia demonstrations at our embassy in Jakarta recently.
Just a question to Zahrain (whom I knew when I was a bureau chief in Penang during the early 90s) - Jahabar of Malaysian Insider?
If there is a case against Jahabar, then take on Jahabar alone. There is no need asking the government to close down the news portal. I have not read anything Bendera-linked article in the Insider ever since the Malaysia-Indonesia friction erupted.
I am not taking side here but for Zahrain to make such a serious allegation, he must have tangible evidence of support.
Another thing, Zahrain can make a better Home Minister than Hisham. I believe a lot of blogs, news portals and a few newspapers would be closed down...