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November 2009

Repeal Section 498, groups say Corrected 12.10pm, 23 Nov 2009

The four women’s groups which called for a press conference to call for Section 498 to be repealed mistakenly thought that there were six reported cases prior to Daphne Iking’s case. The women’s groups also erroneously reported that all of these earlier cases were thrown out of court on technical grounds.

The Women’s Aid Organisation, the All Women’s Action Society, Pusat Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor and Sisters in Islam have since clarified that there were only five reported cases prior to Iking’s case. Additionally, two of these cases were won in court.


A confident Malay Corrected 11.30am, 17 Nov 2009

We were confused about the spelling of Zainah Anwar’s father’s name. Despite getting it right the first time as Tan Sri Anwar Abdul Malek, we amended it to Tan Sri Anwar Abdul Molek because we found two spelling versions on the internet and misread Zainah’s handwriting.

Additionally, Zainah’s brother’s name is spelt Ahmad Zakii, and not Ahmad Zaki as we originally reported.

We apologise for our error.


Six words on… menstruation Corrected 8:45pm, 16 Nov 2009

Rafidah Abdullah was, and is, the co-host of 3R, and not the co-creator as we had originally published. We apologise for the error.


Women – men’s property by law Corrected 5.10pm, 13 Nov 2009

We mistakenly described Vizla Kumaresan as a psychiatrist. She is actually a clinical psychologist.

The error originated from The Fairly Current Show site from which we took the content.


Repeal Section 498, groups say Corrected 6:45pm, 9 Nov 2009

We mistakenly attributed the call to repeal Section 498 of the Criminal Procedure Code to the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG). JAG comprises the Women’s Aid Organisation, the All Women’s Action Society, the Women’s Centre for Change (WCC), Pusat Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor and Sisters in Islam.

In the 9 Nov 2009 press conference, it wasn’t JAG which called for the repeal of Section 498 because only four JAG members, excluding WCC, signed on to the statement.

We apologise for our error.


Fairer deal needed for states Corrected 11.20am, 6 Nov 2009

We originally quoted Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament Tony Pua as saying: “In the 1990s, more than 20% of the states’ tax revenue was allocated back to the states. Now, in 2008, this figure has plunged to only 9%. This means most of the tax revenue collected has not been returned to the state government,” Pua said.

We misunderstood him. What he said was: “In the 1990s, the combined states’ budgets (i.e. expenditure) constituted 25% of the federal budget. But today, it constitutes less than 9% of the federal Budget.” He has further clarified that in terms of tax revenue returned to the states, the percentage is even smaller for example, for Selangor, it was RM247 million out of RM16 billion, and for Penang, it was RM127 million out of RM3 billion.

We apologise for our error.


Time for recall elections, Selangor Corrected 4:25pm, 4 Nov 2009

In British Columbia, Canada, the threshold for recall elections is 40% of the registered electorate, not 44% as originally published. We apologise for the human error. 

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