Papers apologise to Kalimullah over secrets leak claim

(The Malaysian Insider) – KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The New Sunday Times, Berita Minggu and Mingguan Malaysia apologised to Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan today for alleging he leaked state secrets at a dinner with leaders of Singapore’s ruling PAP party.

All three acknowledged that the claim, made by Perkasa information chief Ruslan Kassim, was without any foundation or basis. 

The weekend papers also promised not to publish further allegations of this nature involving the ECM Libra Financial Group Bhd chairman without verification. 

On October 2, the New Sunday Times, Berita Minggu and Mingguan Malaysia, quoting Ruslan, alleged that Kalimullah had leaked national secrets during a dinner with senior leaders of the PAP in Singapore. 

Ruslan had also claimed that Kalimullah, former group editor-in-chief of New Straits Times Press (NSTP), had organised several dinners with senior PAP leaders.