MALAYSIA: Another KL TV station says 'sorry'
Malaysian TV station apoligises for airing Prophet cartoons prior to government ban
Thursday, March 2, 2006
Another Malaysian TV station has apologised for broadcasting the controversial caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.
ntv7 said in a statement late on Tuesday that it had erred in briefly airing the visuals during prime-time news telecasts on Feb 3. It said a report on the Muslim world's outrage over the cartoons included a "five-second visual" showing a man reading the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper, in which viewers could see the offensive caricatures.
TV3 had earlier apologised for running the same footage. Both TV3 and ntv7 networks are run by broadcasting and publishing company Media Prima.
The two networks aired the images about a week before the government ordered a nationwide ban on the cartoons. But the government has punished media outlets that published the images even before the ban went into effect, arguing that they could trigger public tensions.
Date Posted: 3/2/2006