Hornbill Unleashed

October 13, 2012

Penan rape: Former Star journalist furious with ‘deal’

Hilary Chiew – Malaysiakini

Hilary Chiew, the author of the report ‘Against their will’ which was published on Oct 6, 2008, described the out-of-court settlement between The Star and Samling as disconcerting to the profession of journalism.A former journalist with The Star who wrote about incidents of rape of Penan girls and women in Sarawak has expressed disgust with the English daily for apologising to logging giant Samling over the issue without consulting her.

“Notwithstanding the fact that I had left The Star in early 2010, it is regrettable that The Star did not see it fit to keep me informed of its decision.

“I have never, at any point in time, been informed nor consulted about the negotiations for the out-of-court settlement,” Chiew said. (more…)

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