Monday, May 28, 2007

News blackout in Sibu

The press people in Sibu lately have a pretty strained relationship with the police. As such, access to news relating to crimes has become a tedious job for the reporters. Public at large in Sibu have been deprived of rights to news of great concern to them. These days Sibu appears to be quiet and peaceful, but,alas this is only on the face of it. There is growing thirst for Sibu people to know more.

Take the example of "step-on-foot" pickpocket gang which hit Sibu just recently. If the case was reported in dailies right from the start, people would have been more cautious and less would have fallen victims to these pickpocketers.

It doesn't take too much wisdom to see how crucially important is police news to Sibu folks.

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