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Malaysian paper apologizes for running Non Sequitur cartoon

In a follow up to a story I posted yesterday, The New Straits Times, in Malaysia, has apologized for running a Non Sequitur strip that touched on the Muslim prophet Mohammad (but did not depict him).

The Times gave a private explanation to the government Thursday and published an apology on its front page Friday.

“In all humility, we accept the criticism … We stand corrected,” the Times said. “We should have been more sensitive ? human error or not. So again, we apologize.”

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he considered the matter closed after the newspaper expressed regret, national news agency Bernama reported.

The New Straits Times will not lose their permit to print as did other newspapers who reprinted the Danish Mohammad cartoons.

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