July 2, 2005

NEWS: Malaysian Teens Blame Media For Negative Perception

Malaysian Teens Blame Media For Negative Perception

By Salmy Hashim

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Bernama) -- Three Malaysian teenagers, after a six-month stay in small American towns, have a gentler and kinder perception of the United States, but blamed the media for their negative portrayal of Muslim countries and America.

The media from both sides are to be blamed for the negative coverage and this created hatred and fear from both sides.

"The media is doing a bad job, " said Guruparan Dharmalingam from Kuala Lumpur.

But when asked if they would buy or read newspapers that only covered events in the positive light, the three teens, all 17 years old, resoundingly answered: "No! Boring...!!"

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE MALAYSIAN NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=142807

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