PKR national congress in full swing Corrected on 2 Dec 2008 at 6.00pm
In this photo gallery of Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s national congress, we wrote that: “The congress, attended by 1,927 delegates and over 1,200 party observers, is the first since the party’s triumph at the 12th General Election on 8 March, where it emerged the biggest opposition party in Parliament, with 31 seats.”
We should clarify that PKR only has 30 seats in Parliament because the Sungai Siput seat in Perak which the party claims is theirs was contested by Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) candidate Dr Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj. PSM wasn’t a registered political party before the 8 March 2008 elections. Hence, Devarajah ran under the PKR banner. However, he remained a PSM member, and his party has since been officially registered.
We apologise to readers for the inaccurate reporting.
Requests to meet ministers over ISA ignored: Suaram Corrected on 7 Nov 2008 at 12.00pm
In this news flash, we were factually inaccurate on two counts.
Firstly, we stated that the five Hindraf leaders being held under the Internal Security Act (ISA) were detained since November 2007. That is erroneous. They were arrested under the ISA on 13 Dec 2007.
Secondly, we reported that a group of 11 Hindraf supporters were arrested in front of the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya, when they attempted to pass another memorandum to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, on 15 Oct 2008. That is grossly inaccurate. They were arrested on 23 Oct 2008.
We apologise to readers for our grave carelessness.