Saturday 5 January 2019

Financial Times a fake news outlet?

So, Anwar said

Report on sabotage is fake


In the report, it was said that Anwar told the FT in an interview that there are "pockets, people who for their own reasons would like to sabotage these arrangements," most likely referring to the agreement within Pakatan Harapan (PH) in which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad would step down after a certain period of time and Anwar would succeed him.
At a media conference today however, Anwar denied he had said such things, when asked about the report and whether there was a conspiracy to halt his rise as prime minister.
“I never said that. No fake news will be entertained," Anwar said.

Well, there it goes, Malaysia's incoming prime minister accusing Financial Times as a news outlet which writes fake news.

You can read the report by Financial Times which Anwar said is fake here,

But wasn't the interview given by Anwar himself? Has he complained to FT about the fake report? Does FT keeps a recording of the interview?

To know more about this Financial Times, which Anwar said published a fake news about him, please click on this link,

Financial Times

Okay, I know that some of you are too lazy to click on the link, so here are bits of it,

excerpts 1

The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper owned by Nikkei Inc, headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
The paper was founded in 1888 by James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomley, and merged in 1945 with its closest rival, the Financial News(which had been founded in 1884).

excerpts 2

According to the Global Capital Markets Survey, which measures readership habits amongst most senior financial decision makers in the world's largest financial institutions, the Financial Times is considered the most important business read, reaching 36% of the sample population, 11% more than The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), its main rival. The Economist, which was once 50% owned by FT, reaches 32%. FT'The Banker also proved vital reading, reaching 24%. In addition FT was regarded as the most credible publication in reporting financial and economic issues among the Worldwide Professional Investment Community audience.

And this is the Financial Times journalist Anwar accused of writing the fake news.

Stefania Palma

She is the Singapore correspondent of FT, educated at University of Oxford and previously with mtn-i, Global Capital, China-Britain Business Council and The Times. 

Looks impressive to me.

Definitely more credible than Sarawak Report, I think.

Does such a news organisation really churns out fake news?

Well, maybe Anwar was so caught when the reporters asked him about the report right in front of Dr Mahathir and other Pakatan leaders that he needed to deny it.

He did look like a snake trying to wriggle out of a hot frying pan when the question was asked at the press conference.

Personally, I think Dr Mahathir was quietly saying, "Here, try to wriggle out of this one," as he shoved the microphone to the fidgeting Anwar.


  1. This goes to show that, as were so frequently exhibited in his entire career, anwar ibrahim is a blatant liar of no compunction or qualm, conveniently brushing aside what he had said PUBLICLY in a failed attempt at evasion. Thus, anwar revealed his smallness, which is an embedded stigma in his total career. New Malaysia must be saved from the clutch of this pretender wannabe-pm. May God help us all.

  2. shove it baby, happy new year

  3. Anwar Ibrahim Supporter Club5 January 2019 at 14:28

    I think u can give AI a bit of slack. It was inappropriate question. If the worst thing DSAI is going to do is to deflect a question then I will take him ten times out of ten versus the Pekanite. Tun is good but advanced in age. Give DSAI a chance he has many supporters

  4. What can we expect from this man? Surely he will deny. No credibility la this man. Cakap saja berapi tapi substance elekk.
    You can plan but Allah Almighty set the destiny. Kalau bukan rezeki AI terima lah ketentuan Allah.

  5. It was a double whammy. Denying that there were "pockets, people who for their own reasons would like to sabotage these arrangements" is one thing. But accusing a UK news publication of writing fake news is another thing.
    When it comes to the crunch, a decision must be made with a on-the-spot reply even at the expense of having to do that right in front of Tun M and other PH leaders at the press conference.
    His ill-timed reply has some political ramifications.

  6. Well, if one is old enough circa 1998, he or she would realized that the real fake is Anwar, not Financial Times.

  7. what these news outlets dont tell, now dumbos are split into Team Mahathir & Team Anwar (btw Team Najib will be in jail) muakakaka

  8. Annie the idiot same old same old

  9. Biasanya orang2 klo nak sorok kegiatan sendiri meletup, awal2 lagi sebolehnya akan mengaibkan orang lain.


    Croak croak ribbit ribbit semua apa kabar? Hati2 jangan tarik perhatian FT tau.

    Professor Nasi Lemak

  10. Ehh...8 months ago when Umnonites went into deep shock at their defeat in GE14, they went through the 5 stages of grief before they came up to the surface to latch on the idea that Anwar will be their savor....that PKR under Anwar will breakaway from Pakatan Harapan and join forces with Umno, Pas and some parties from the East. Masa dulu tu, they are lavished praises on Anwar and dissed Mamakutty like crazy, hehe. Sekarang pulak....ehh, terbalik scenario...Anwar cannot be trusted and Old Man is suddenly the good guy. Maklumlah kan....Mamakutty now absorbing all the Umno kataks to make Bersatu into Umno ver 3.0. Black boleh jadi Putih dalam sekelip mata....such are the munafiks we see everyday....don't think these muslims will get to heaven even if they were to die a million zillion times.

    1. Anon 12:19

      Dah berapa croak croak ribbit ribbit masuk Bersatu? Kena kiss2 byk2 ya klo tidak payah nak tukaq katak jadi prince tau..

      Owh, Christmas NewYear shopping kat Paris, London, NewYork bla bla belum puas?.. CNY shopping pi Hongkong, ade toktua sana bole tolong bawa shopping..

      croak croak ribbit ribbit

      Proffesor Nasi Lemak

  11. If you want to find the politicians who are 'real' not fake, it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
    But Anwar would rank among the the biggest fake of the century
    Prof Kangkung

  12. Aristotle's quote
    ' knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom '


  13. azmin shud complain dumbo loser H20 was stalking him (like me stalking annie) muakakaka

  14. after MO1 & komedi, the next head to roll is bAwang true or fake time will tell wink

    1. Asyik rolling2 dok kalut buat capati ke? Hoi. Oredi 8mths la, dok rock and roll ape lagi??

      Show some results la.

      Professor Nasi Lemak

  15. Tuan2 dan Puan2 terutama nya profesor nasi lemak,

    Tajuk nya FT fake dengan tanda soalan. Jawapan nya 2 aje. FT fake or AI fake. Pilih la yang mana satu dan bagi la hujah sokong pilihan masing2. Tak payah melalut2, ye prof (bukan kangkung). Kalau tak ada kerja, pergi cari kerja. Ampu panglima bugis kerja sia2. Jangan lupa pulak.

    Result ada bukan langsung tak ada. Orang buta aje tak nampak. Orang ada sikit mengaji faham nak kemudi kan kapal rosak ni tugas berat. Yakin la sikit. Yang penting nya kita dah tak kena akal lagi. Sekarang siapa buat hal, kena siasat. Kan bagus macam ni.

    FT fake or AI fake ?
    Reformasi is fake. And so is AI. Tak payah tanya lagi la.