Hundreds gatherered outside the High Court in Penang on Monday morning to give Anwar a Reformai welcome in Penang. As you can see, Anwar still has considerable support from a significant number of Malaysians. Look at the number of guards as well.
The outcome of the case -Anwar was vimdicated in the end and NST had to concede that its report was baseless – will further damage the credibility of the mainstream media in general.
Media outfits such as NST, Utusan, TV3 and Bernama are all believed to be suffering declining readership/viewershp or financial difficulties. It is perhaps a reflection of declining public support for Umno and BN as many Malaysians appear increasingly turned off by the blatant propaganda as the economy continues to weaken.