Pollution figures will give a "grim picture of Malaysia"

Malaysia said air pollution figures would remain a state secret due to fears the economy would be hurt by revealing how much smog from neighbouring Indonesia had blanketed parts of the country.

"The only problem is that it gets distorted by the international media. It then gives a grim picture of Malaysia," deputy prime minister Najib Razak said Thursday.

And saying stuff like this doesn't?
posted on Friday, June 25, 2004 - permalink
Lim Kit Siang has a point really, but then again, it's not as though we'll see a change in the government's stance on this whole haze thing after a comment from the opposition.

Thanks for visiting my blog anyway :)
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