Chairman Media Prima, Dato’ Seri FD Iskandar, is a common liar, says Tunku Abdul Aziz and demands a public apology
I think those were quite serious allegations.
I really don't have any opinion on them but my guess is that there must be some serious infightings going on in the Media Prima group.
When I read those RPK's postings, they somehow reminded me of Mus Kamil, the former New Straits Times group editor.
I think I'm the one who broke the story about him resigning from NST in this post,
and confirmation of his resignation in this one,
I wondered what Mus has to say about the latest development in that organisation which he was once a player.
So, I checked out his now said to be quite famous (or for some infamous) Facebook page.
This is his comment on RPK's posts on the Media prima thingy that I found,
Now this is indeed interesting. Since the writer has made this public, I suppose we can all read it.
I have no comments relating directly to the issue the writer writes about here. But as someone who was once an insider, I can tell you that be it TV ratings or newspaper circulation, the Media Prima group is suffering due to the excessive political interference from outside parties.
Both the corporate and editorial divisions of the group knows this. However, they each are answerable to different masters.
While the corporate people have to answer ultimately to shareholders, the editorial side answers largely to the political masters. Which explains why, on the newspaper side especially, despite the dozens or so efforts to revamp the group's publications, at all times with inputs from the corporate side, such efforts were frustrated by the editors who almost always reverted to blind loyalty to the establishment.
The public, in turn, made their judgement and the results can be seen in the ever declining circulation of all the group's newspapers despite the numerous revamps. I suspect TV3 is heading in the same direction although the station offers other programmes than just news.
I don't know Dato Seri FD Iskandar well but if what the writer here say about him is true, then I'd say FD Iskandar is doing the right thing. Whatever the Media Prima group stands for, it must first survive as a commercial enterprise.
I think I agree with what Mus wrote, especially the last sentence.