Angkatan Perubahan Sabah info chief questions why Tuaran MP Wifred Bumburing's statements was blacked out by Sabah print media
Bumburing had issued a statement declaring and vindicating his position with regards to the illegal immigrants issues being granted citizenship by the UMNO-led government which he said started from the Mahathir era.
“Bumburing called for the people of Sabah to rally behind him.However none of his statement came out in any of the English papers today.
“Has the print media in Sabah been ordered to black out all news related to Bumburing?” asked Lesaya who is also Bumburing’s press officer in a press statement.
Bumburing the Tuaran MP who quit UPKO and joined PKR last week had made the statement yesterday after former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad told the press that he was against the formation of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into Sabah’s illegal immigrants issue.
“The RCI will not deliver any result that will solve the problems.
“When there is a RCI it will bring about other matters,” Mahathir was quoted as saying while maintaining his innocence over allegation that he was responsible for the growth in illegal immigrants under a shadowy policy called Project IC in 1980s.
Lesaya who highlighted the blackout however blamed the editors, not the journalists.
“I understand the profesionalism of some of our reporters who tirelessly carry out their responsibility with zeal and integrity.
“However, the editors who sit and decide which news article should be printed must also carry out their responsibilities without any intereference from any outside elements.
He also reminded the editors to provide news that readers want to read instead of news that those in power want to read.