Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Petty big events

Bernama News Agency made two recent reports on the deputy prime minister Najib.

The first was his attendance of the wedding of an Umno division member's son.

The second was his golf game with members of the media at a golf club.

Bernama is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament in 1967. Its top people are appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the king of Malaysia.

The homepage description boasts of 'Bernama's role as a source of reliable and latest news, which is well known among local & international media including government agencies, corporations, universities and individuals nationwide'.

But, wedding attendances and golf games of a mere politician?

May I ask, are there no other more worthy reports to spend the citizens' money on?