It's latest bid to end Karpal Singh-P Ramasamy 'godfather-warlord' squabble produced result when the DAP today declared an end to the crisis, without punishing either party. It stemmed from Makkal Oosai's apology for what was termed as 'inaccurately reporting a statement that sparked the row'.
In a press release this morning signed by the three-member committee formed to resolve the row, the party said both parties have now decided to move past the controversy to concentrate on preparations for the coming election. The committee comprises of DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang, life adviser Dr Chen Man Hin and secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
The committee was formed on Tuesday by the party’s top leadership to look into the ongoing squabble between Karpal, the DAP’s national chairman, and Ramasamy, who is Penang deputy chief minister.
But the panel pointed out that yesterday, Makkal Oosai chief editor M. Rajan had issued a correction on the paper’s November 28 report, admitting its mistake that the statement on the DAP’s candidates for the coming polls 'had not come from Ramasamy'.
However, Rajan failed to clarify whose statement was it instead. And as usual, the paper paid tribute to both men’s leadership qualities.
According to an excerpt of the apology, the paper had said both Karpal and Ramasamy are important leaders, with the former having contributed many sacrifices in his career and the latter having created history to be the first member of the Indian community to hold the post of deputy chief minister.
Well, it's not about how the paper helped solve the rift between Karpal and Ramasamy. It's all about it's editorial policy, which changes by day. When it looks like the editorial supports the government, it will change the very next day.
No professionalism at all!