EXPLAINATION ABOUT MEDIA'S SENSATIONAL TITLE: AVOID HAVING MISTRESS
I realised that Amanah's statement with title 'Amanah's Proposal to Selangor Government has been sensationalised by the media. The original title has been changed and replaced by 'Amanah criticize Selangor : Avoid having mistress".
The actual part of the writing is as follows :
No longer as a government with one official and the unofficial. It's worrisone that it will be seen as a husband having a legally wedded wife and a mistress at the same time".
It's clearly states the meaning of the writing is to avoid this kind of perception. It's not an accusation that Selangor Government is having a mistress but it's a suggestion to avoid this kind of perception.
It's like someone telling his friend "Do not wear too rugged when you are walking alone at night and will be seen as a criminal." Suddenly, it's reported that he accused his friend is a criminal.
I apologize to my friends in media but I really regret with their lack of professionalisme attitude whether it's done intentionally or unintentionally. In order to sensationalise the news, confusing titles are often used.
I hope the media understands the power they have and how sensational but inaccurate title can create misunderstanding and confrontation. I hope it won't happen again in future.
Written by : YB Khalid Samad
Date written : 13th November 2015
Translated by : Teratai Melur
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