Today's reporter Loh Chee Kong: Govt should nipped rumours in the bud:

The Malaysian Insider, 18 Aug 2012 The government’s long-held stance is that it does not deal in rumours. But surely, given how this particular rumour gained traction and created protracted public anxiety, some sort of response — not necessarily an official one — was merited? A distinction should also be made between disinformation and misinformation. While the latter would eventually die out, disinformation — driven by malicious intent — is harder to quash and should be nipped in the bud.

Full article: http://singaporenewsalternative.blogspot.com/2012/08/toda...

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