The article, done without any research and observation, condemned Lynas plant in Pahang as disastrous and hazardous to those living within its vicinity.
"Malaysia Chronicle accepts that there has been sound scientific basis for the regulatory reviews that have been conducted of the Lynas project by among others, the AELB and the IAEA. We would point that the article “Lynas, Cancer and You” was not written by us but a pick-up story which may not have been based on scientific claims. We apologize to Lynas for any misunderstanding and inconvenience caused."I guess they are sincere. However, a good news portal (and newspapers and other media alike) should be more selective in establishing the logic of such writings before sending it to print.
In fact, some mainstream newspapers and TV stations had made silly errors in the past...and quite recently!
In another development, a Singaporean executive also apologised for a 'racist' FB posting about the minority Malays in the republic.
However, she is not anti-Malay. Just that she was perturbed at the long-and-time consuming Malay traditional wedding ceremony.
"A labor executive in Singapore who worked for a government-linked organization was fired after posting a racially charged and expletive-filled diatribe on her Facebook account.Sorry that she lost he job but sometimes you got to pay a high price for what you did.
Amy Cheong, an assistant director for the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), lost her job Sunday after posting a message on her Facebook account lambasting the Malay minority in Singapore.
Cheong, an ethnic Chinese citizen, criticized the community’s divorce rate and the length of Malay wedding celebrations in her rant. Her Facebook account has since been deleted.
“How many f***ing days do malay weddings at void decks [meeting halls in apartment complexes] go on for??,” she reportedly wrote according to a screenshot posted on Twitter. “Pay for a real wedding u a***ole, maybe then the divorce rate wont be so high!”
In Malaysia, religion, race and color are time-bomb factors. Sensitive postings on FB and Twitter are getting out of control but there's nothing much the authority could do as not to be labelled as anti-freedom.
If we want to sack those involved, the figure could be thousands. Whether its Malaysia Chronicle or Amy, we should watch our tongue... and look before you take that leap!