KOSMO TRASH

TAKDIR

The following article is the cruel, insensitive, fetid, despicable, vile filth that Kosmo and the Utusan Group is famous for:

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Click below if you can stomach the trash

“DARIPADA STRIKER BOLA KEPADA PENGARAH TERSOHOR”

I personally feel that Yasmin’s family should sue the hell out of  Kosmo. We can all do our part by BOYCOTTING all the trash published by the Utusan Group.

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 — An article in the Utusan Malaysia-owned Kosmo tabloid about the celebrated movie-maker Yasmin Ahmad, who died last Saturday from a stroke, has touched off a storm of protest from her friends in the media and advertising industry.

Friends of Yasmin are calling for a boycott of Utusan’s publications and that of Chinese daily Kwong Wah Jit Poh over what they say is “salacious gossip”,

Both newspapers published their reports on Sunday.

A letter has been drafted by former and current journalists protesting against Kosmo’s story. The letter is addressed to Utusan chairman Tan Sri Hashim Makaruddin and a copy is expected to be sent to the Home Minister.

“Yasmin’s family was grieving and at their most vulnerable. Yet your editor saw fit to run a story that showed utter disregard for the late Malaysian filmmaker, her family and the many Malaysians who still mourn her.

“The front-page copy… suggesting that Yasmin had duped everyone and had attempted to hide who she really was,” said the letter.

The Kosmo article headlined “Takdir Yasmin” was described in the letter as “despicable, vile and cruel.”

“Obviously, your editor has never encountered the loss of anyone dear, or a vicious attack on loved ones.

“Yes, you carried tributes both in this story and others. But all these failed to mask the real intention of your paper and its editor, which was to defame and destroy Yasmin’s good name with salacious gossip.

“If your only criterion is to sell newspapers, you achieved your goal. But if your objective is to practice ethical journalistic conduct and act with humanity, you have failed — miserably.”

Read Marina Mahathir’s take on this.


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I understand that Kosmo has apologise over its salacious trash to Yasmin’s family and friends but I still maintain that an apology is NOT enough. Malaysians should continue with the BOYCOTT all of Utusan’s Group’s trash and racist publications.

Kosmo publishes apology over ‘salacious’ Yasmin story

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid
Malay-language tabloid Kosmo has issued an apology to the friends and family of celebrated filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad.— Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 — The Utusan Malaysia-owned Kosmo tabloid today apologised to the family and friends of celebrated filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, who passed away last Saturday from a stroke, for publishing what friends have described as a “salacious” article about her.

The tabloid made a front-page apology, saying “as a newspaper that is close to the community, it would like to say sorry to those hurt and upset by the article.”

Friends of Yasmin had called for a boycott of Utusan’s publications and that of Chinese daily Kwong Wah Jit Poh over what they say is “salacious gossip”.

Both newspapers published their reports on Sunday.

A letter had been drafted by former and current journalists protesting against Kosmo’s story. The letter is addressed to Utusan chairman Tan Sri Hashim Makaruddin and a copy is expected to be sent to the Home Minister.

The Kosmo article headlined “Takdir Yasmin” or “Yasmin’s fate” was described in the letter as “despicable, vile and cruel.”

Protesters claimed that the article was suggesting that Yasmin “had duped everyone and had attempted to hide who she really was” and the timing of Kosmo’s publishing of the article was detestable.

The death of Yasmin, 51, has been widely mourned.

She was considered one of Malaysia’s most creative sparks, with her annual Petronas television advertisements never failing to touch the public.

Her prowess as a movie-maker came to light with the movie “Sepet” when she explored race relations and young love.

Yasmin was considered one of the few Malaysian movie-makers who were willing to tackle the subjects of race and religion with her movies and television commercials.

The subject of her movies frequently got her into confrontation with the censorship board.

2 Responses to KOSMO TRASH

  1. Clifford says:

    So this is how much UMNO fears the unifying power of Yasmin Ahmad’s message – they are so terrified that it will unite Malaysians and castrate their racial politics that they have paid a bunch of lowlifes to spread this vicious rumour.

    Every time I think UMNO hits a new low, they go ahead and break their own record of vileness. Najib is leading by example and has re-injected fresh enthusiasm into UMNO to plumb new lows.

    But then we should ask the question, that Yasmin herself would ask: SO WHAT?

    So what if Yasmin – or anyone else, was a transsexual? Would that make her somehow a lesser being? It does not. In fact, it is completely irrelevant, and only serves to show how vile these gibbering, malformed UMNO subhuman creatures are.

  2. Junk Removal says:

    Keep up the hard work keeping the environment clean, I am right here with ya man! To a greener 2010!!

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