(Disclaimer: I’m not sure if this news is correct or just a hoax or a publicitary stunt)
Anyway, story is, Fahmi Fadzil, a political adviser to Malaysian government, has been obliged to post one hundred times in his Twitter account, an apology to a Malaysian media company, as part of an agreement.
Apparently, in January, Mr. Fadzil posted on Twitter that a friend of him, a woman who worked to Female Magazine, edited by BluInc Media, had supposedly been abused by her bosses.
Despite later retracting from his accusation, the company asked him for unspecified financial damages for libel, and a public apology. His lawyer, Johan Syahredzan, announced that Mr. Fadzil has reached an agreement with BluInc Media in order to withdraw the demand. The agreement obliged him to apologize 100 times over three days through his Twitter account.
Mr. Fadzil, who has more thant 4,500 Twitter followers, started to comply to the agreement today.
The post says:
“I’ve DEFAMED Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine. My tweets on their HR Policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologize”.
At the beginning of every tweet, Mr. Fadzil puts its number: “1/100”, “2/100”, etc. Right now, it has already reached 23/100.
We should indeed be careful about what we post online!
And I don’t know why, but this curious story reminded me of Monty Python’s “The Life of Brian”.