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March 2009

Umno’s unholy trinity Corrected 12.15pm, 9 April 2009

We misspelt Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud’s name as Dr Siti Mariam Mahmud.

We apologise for our carelessness.

Chaos and confidence in Bukit Selambau Corrected 3.34pm, 1 April 2009

The percentage of Indian Malaysian voters in this chart was mistakenly labelled as 19.3%. The correct figure is 29.5%. We apologise for the error.

Record-breaking number of candidates Corrected 7.05pm, 29 March 2009

We had originally written: “After nominations were filed between 10am and 11am today, the EC received nine objections, but these did not result in any disqualifications.”

That was inaccurate because nominations were filed between 9am and 10am while the objection period was between 10am and 11am. We apologise for the error.

Nomination day in Batang Ai (Updated 12.57pm) Corrected 3.20pm, 29 March 2009

Bernama mistakenly spelt the name of the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Batang Ai by-election as Malcom Mussem. It should be Malcolm Mussen.

We apologise for perpetuating the error on our site.

Umno’s insincerity Corrected 3.20pm, 27 March 2009

In this Shape of a Pocket column, we mistakenly attributed the word “disgusting” to Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor. He had actually said “sickening” to describe the reporting by six online media which were barred from covering the Umno general assembly.

The Nut Graph apologises for our carelessness and inaccuracy.

Defending royalty

In this Found in Quotation, we mistakenly attributed a quote by Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said to Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

The Nut Graph apologises for the error.

Renegotiating “sacred contracts”

In the initial article, we had reported that Teh Chi Chang has said that the Egyptian government renegotiated PPAs downwards for a lower price. The Egptian PPAs have actually never been renegotiated. Teh has informed us that he stands corrected upon re-checking his information.

The Nut Graph also apologises for its oversight and failure to do its own cross-checking.

Umno’s future, Malaysia’s future

The initial sentence said the delegates would have chosen six vice-presidents, three of whom are also the heads of the Youth, Wanita and Puteri wings. In view that this can be misunderstood, the sentence has been rephrased to indicate that the delegates are electing three vice-presidents and the heads of the three wings, who are the other three vice-presidents in the Supreme Council.

Fine RM10,000 for insulting Sultan

Bernama mistakenly reported the Communications And Multimedia Act 1998 as the Multimedia Communication Act.

We apologise for perpetuating the error on our site.

Sivakumar cannot have own lawyers (Updated 6.30pm) and Sivakumar’s lawyers file appeal Corrected 12.30am, 13 March 2009

Bernama mistakenly reported that the Ipoh High Court judicial commissioner was Ridwan Hashim. The judicial commissioner’s name is Ridwan Ibrahim.

We apologise for perpetuating the error on our site.

Perak today, Malaysia tomorrow? Corrected 3.50pm, 6 March 2009

To illustrate “Malaysia” for Wong Chin Huat’s essay, we used an illustration of Peninsula Malaysia as the lead image (see below). That just goes to show how peninsula-centric we can be in the newsroom.

We apologise to our Sabahan and Sarawakian friends, and promise to do better in being inclusive in future.

Perak state assembly approves motions Corrected 4.05pm, 3 March 2009

Bernama mistakenly reported that the third motion approved by the emergency sitting was for the Speaker to initiate contempt proceedings against the police, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Perak state secretary Datuk Abdul Rahman Hashim and all the government servants who had blocked today’s state assembly sitting.

It was actually to affirm the Speaker V Sivakumar’s decision to suspend newly-appointed Menteri Besar Datuk Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir and his six state executive councillors from the state assembly.

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