Published: Wednesday October 3, 2012 MYT 7:32:00 PM
A-G to be consulted about court ruling over newsportal’s application for printing permit
By RAHIMY RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry will consult the Attorney-General's chambers about appealing a court ruling that required the ministry to consider newsportal Malaysiakini's application for a printing permit.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said Wednesday the Ministry would definitely talk with the A-G about what it should do next.
“On a personal basis I would like to see the matter appealed. But at the end of the day it is not for me to decide, and if there is additional information that the A-G requires, we will be working closely,” he said at the Parliament lobby when commenting on the court ruling requiring the ministry to consider a print permit.
Hishammuddin also dismissed reports that the Ministry had spend some RM272mil out of its total Budget allocation on managing public perception.
“That is not right. To accuse us of spending RM272mil to handle public perception is only aimed at confusing the public.
“The allocations also involved creating omnipresence on the ground, cost of management, cost of deployment of Bukit Aman employees to the streets and the redeployment of officers working at the country's borders with the Defence Ministry,” he said.