Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Believe it or not. Footage of Sivakumar being dragged out of Perak Assembly - banned from Prima Media

Read the following posting in Malaysiakini today:

View the video clip captured by Malaysiakini here:

Footage of 'speaker dragged out' banned
May 13, 09 6:54am

The one enduring image of the controversial May 7 Perak assembly sitting was that of speaker V Sivakumar being physically removed from his chair and dragged out of the chamber to allow his rival, R Ganesan, to take over the proceedings.

A TV station has video footage of the dramatic moment but Malaysians did not get to see it on the orders of its owner, Media Prima.

Media Prima, which is believed to be linked to ruling party Umno, controls the country’s four free-to-air private TV stations - TV3, NTV7, TV8 and TV9.

According to a source who requested anonymity, the staff were given ‘directives’ from senior managers on the evening of May 7 not to screen the controversial footage despite one of its stations had captured the whole incident on tape.

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