On account of the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar saying "it would be a sin for him to manipulate crime statistics", the The Malaysian Insider makes "IGP plays religion card to defend crime stats" it's headlines.
The title implies that the IGP, being a Muslim, is using Islam to give credence to unreliable statistics and by extension implies that the IGP is of a lowly character.
The report has got no reference, not a single one, or anything related to religion other than that statement, to justify the headline.
I have branded The Malaysian Insiders purveyors of spin but this has to be the most disgraceful and mother of all spins.
The Malaysian Insider has sunk to the abyss of junk journalism with reckless and abject insinuations.
I hope Tan Sri Ismail Omar will sue The Malaysian Insider and take them to the cleaners for besmirching his good name.
Edited at 4.30pm
Update at 4.47pm
Read comments on the report. The Malaysian Insider must be made culpable for bringing the position of the IGP and PDRM into disrepute.