Jan 8, 2007

The Sun newspaper got censored?

Since yesterday's toll hike protest at Sunway, almost all of the major medias have little or non existent coverage of the protest. However, the Sun newspapers published an earlier printed version of the news together with photograph but was later retracted. So it's true that Sun newspaper was asked to modify its report? Here's a picture of the newspaper :

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Online version

(The Sun) PETALING JAYA (Jan 8, 2007): A group of about 300 people protested yesterday in front of the Sunway Pyramid shopping centre against the recent toll increases on five highways in the Klang Valley.

The protesters, comprising members of opposition political parties, MTUC and residents, gathered at 4pm. Their presence attracted more than 3,000 onlookers, mostly weekend shoppers.

About two dozen protesters spoke through loud hailers, criticising the toll increases. They also questioned the rationale of using taxpayers' money to compensate the highway concessionaires.

About 150 policemen from the Subang Jaya district police headquarters and two truck-loads of Federal Reserve Unit members led by OCPD Mohd Fuad Talib and his deputy, Supt Jaafar Said, were present to control the crowd.

Although the gathering was held without a permit, police allowed the protesters to have their say for 30 minutes. However, soon after the time was up, the crowd marched to the main road and continued venting their displeasure for the next hour. The main road leading to SS15, Subang Jaya, was closed to traffic for about an hour.

Police personnel watched patiently despite the unruly behaviour of several protesters who swore at the men in blue and posed a threat to traffic.

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