Berita Harian has made global news – for the wrong reason.

It published a cartoon on the tsunami in Japan that has been widely seen as appallingly distasteful and insensitive.

Have a look at this report on the CNN website.

The newspaper has since issued a public apology on its website, twitter and Facebook.

I can’t say many Malaysians were surprised by the cartoon, given the paper’s track record and its brand of journalism in the past.