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Doughnut reporting

From Yawning Bread:

I was speechless after reading the Straits Times’ version of the story about a protest note being lodged at the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. It told readers about all the stuff peripheral to the main issue but said not a word about Mourthi Vasu’s demand that Singapore acknowledge with contrition committing a miscarriage of justice when his son was hanged in 2003.

The story was covered in a timely manner in The Online Citizen yesterday (10 August 2010). Headlined “I want my son’s name back”, the web story made clear that the chief issue was the way the trial of Vignes Mourthi was conducted, leading to his conviction for trafficking in 27.65g of heroin and subsequent hanging.

Full article by Alex Au here.