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    Question Brendan Pereira "exposed"?

    Wow - Jeff Ooi sure did a number on the New Straits Times's Brendan Pereira (see Jeff's latest 'Screenshots' posting)!

    This after Jeff and P Gunasegaram of The Edge duked it out not so long ago.

    This is all going to land up messy.

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    Wooohooo.... The Sun is gonna have a field day with this too... How I am gonna MISS this fun time away... Thank god for the internet.

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    I don't think Brendan Pereira wrote that piece of article. He could have asked his machai to write for him and he fixed him up properly and he ended up in that pile of shiit up to his nose level. Lately, I can't tahan him ganging up with the Mullah and the Budak Cambridge and polishing Abdullah Badawi's B....s especially when AAB doesn't seem to have any to be polished the way actions are not taken to make his ministers and Little Napoleon to toe the line. When I saw the comparison done by our friend Jeff Ooi of both the original written by the Detriot Free Press columnist, Mitch Albom and the plagiarised version by Brendan Pereira, I would say it was real stupid of Brendan to do so. So the spin-doctor in the end ended being spunned. It is most embarrasing for a seasoned journalist to be caught plagiarising other people's work. In Hokkien, we call such person's action as "Gia palang eh kachiu choh been poay" - literary translated as "Taking other people's backside to make your own face skin."

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    "The copying of a few sentences for a quotation is fair use under copyright law, but, if not attributed to the true author, it is plagiarism. " quote from wikipedia.

    I believed he plagiarized the structure of the article. Eventhough the content of this article is different, however, some parts of the article is really similiar. Just two words; Creative Copying?
    WheRe aRt ThOu?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jianwei85
    "The copying of a few sentences for a quotation is fair use under copyright law, but, if not attributed to the true author, it is plagiarism. " quote from wikipedia.

    I believed he plagiarized the structure of the article. Eventhough the content of this article is different, however, some parts of the article is really similiar. Just two words; Creative Copying?
    A man trained by the Spore Straits Times making such a fundamental error of judgement????? There must be a deeper story behind this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirgalahad2010
    A man trained by the Spore Straits Times making such a fundamental error of judgement????? There must be a deeper story behind this.
    I think it is what it is - PLAGIARISM in capital letters.... Fundamental error in judgement is a fault of one's character, not the training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel
    I think it is what it is - PLAGIARISM in capital letters.... Fundamental error in judgement is a fault of one's character, not the training.
    Well, to be fair, let Brendan Pereira put forward his case.......

    Or are we acting as judge, jury and punisher? That seems, to me, be arrogance of a very high degree.

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    Thumbs down

    I have been checking the websites of both Mitch Albom and the Detroit Free Press.

    Neither of them, thus far, have mentioned anything about this controversy involving Brendan Pereira and the NST.

    Maybe, they have more important things to cover, such as the elections next week for the US Congress.

    And, maybe, both Albom and the DFP may not know, or even care, about what is happening in a distant country like Malaysia!

    In any case, did of the vociferous Brendan-condemners seek to get Albom's take on the controversy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel
    I think it is what it is - PLAGIARISM in capital letters.... Fundamental error in judgement is a fault of one's character, not the training.
    I think what it is - HOLIER THAN THOU.

    The Good Book says:

    "Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye? How dare you say to your brother, 'Please, let me take that speck out of your eye,' when you have a log in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take out the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." (Matthew 7.3-5)

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    well.... Malaysia just got free worldwide publicity on BBC about this matter ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6108666.stm ).

    Interestingly, BBC also mentioned that "The New Straits Times is owned by the political party of the prime minister. Malaysia's broadcasters and newspapers are closely controlled by the government and no mention of the scandal has appeared in print."

    ... which is so typical...

    I am also saddened to learn that Brendan Pereira said "his departure had been agreed with the paper two weeks before the publication of the controversial article."

    So that means he is leaving not because he is taking responsibility about the mistakes. This is very bad example for our youngsters.

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    Malaysia editor in plagiarism row
    By Jonathan Kent
    BBC News, Kuala Lumpur


    The editor of Malaysia's newspaper, the New Straits Times, is to step down amidst allegations that he plagiarised the work of an American journalist.

    Brendan Pereira's recent column has quickly become the target of internet commentators who urged him to quit.

    Local websites have placed his column alongside another by the award-winning Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press.

    The similarities were striking. Whole paragraphs in Mr Pereira's work mirrored Mr Albom's earlier piece.

    Click here to read the rest of this interesting news about the downfall of Brendan Pereira while polishing AAB b....s. I have been waiting for this day
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6108666.stm

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    BBC will subpena Mitch Albom as its witness to defend itself and counterclaim. That will be a total and utter disaster.
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    NST to sue BBC

    Its just rhetoric from the NST; they dont hv the guts to sue. Esp if they know very well they will lose the suit. If they hv guts, they should print both articles side by side, and let readers decide whether the framework, style and whole sentences of Albom's piece were plagarized by BP, even if the subject matters were different. NST dare not even print this controvery in their own paper, including its own threat to sue (at least not the net edition, as i totally gave up buying the NST long ago as they are nothing more than govt mouthpiece).

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    By Leslie Lau
    The Straits Times

    THE New Straits Times announced yesterday that its group editor would be leaving his post, a move which comes amid pressure from within Umno to appoint a Malay to the job.
    Mr Brendan Pereira will officially relinquish his job on Dec 31, after helming the ruling party-controlled daily for just over a year.
    The newspaper said in a statement yesterday that Mr Syed Nadzri Syed Harun will take over as group editor-designate on Dec 1.
    The Straits Times understands that Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi approved Mr Pereira's departure after considering the pressure from within Umno.
    http://malaysia-today.net/blog2006/n...php?itemid=486
    ?? Is this the better alternative?

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    Who is this Mr Syed Nadzri Syed Harun ? Does he qualify for the position ?

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