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|Preposterous Statements Potentially Explosive|
|Sunday, 12 February 2012 08:38|
By: M.A. Egge
Preposterous statements that are downright outrageous, malicious, and libelous, and having the potential to explosively and virulently undermine or breach the peaceful stability prevalent in the country, should not be tolerated at all.
We decry this trend in the strongest terms possible castigating whoever or whatever, wherever or whenever they occur. In essence we caution the local media fraternity and/or all eminent personalities whether in public or private lives.
Latest of all these repulsive trends is a local Somali journal which had its headlines screaming the claim as to be revealing the reasons as to why the military chief was sacked over the weekend after a short stint in office.
As sellout as the banner was tailored to be, the contents were quite opposite and disgusting.
Sweeping statements alleged that our neighboring country ordered us to do so chiefly because they "feared that the military chief was so daring that he would even overrun them (the neighbors)"!
It is quite serious to allow such non-sensical and baseless blatant lies to sow seeds of discords between the peoples of both nations. Similarly, to demean both the individual personality of the President and his institutional office is not only abusive to the Head of State and the Presidency, but rather, to also the peoples of the country and the nation as a whole.
On the other hand, when it comes to issues where emotional aspects are at play, we should not allow irresponsible loose talks to be given the slightest opportunity to stir and cause bad blood to blossom.
Just as we call for members of the press to adhere to professional etiquettes, so too, do we ask for personalities worth their dime not to abuse their (and people's) rights.
Of course, we know that it is not every official who ought to blabber to the press since different state institutions and all public officials have expected ethics and protocols to adhere to in laid down standards.
This, especially, is more marked and vivid to the security servicemen hence outlined quite well in other public offices, whatever the Ministry or the parastatal body in question.
Once again we decry the potentially explosive attempts made to either cash in or bask in such unfound and malicious glory. We have repeatedly re-asserted the above, every once in a while, given the frame and nature of the situation.
Despite its umpteenth time, we would never tire nor shy away from re-stating our stance.
Brethren, let's be truly and dutifully, quite responsible.
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