theSun: Newspaper or BN pamphlet?

Malaysian Media Monitors’ Diary
7 Mar 2008

Today’s Sun has flooded its pages with BN ads. Out of 56 pages in the paper, 14 full pages are devoted to BN adverts and just one page to the DAP.
The DAP full-page ad only appears on page 38, after all 14 pages of the BN adverts have appeared in preceding pages.
So not only does the Sun allow the BN to overwhelm the opposition in terms of number of ads, the opposition party also loses out in the sense that it is relegated to page 38.
So much for the independence of theSun. Perhaps today’s edition should not be considered a newspaper. You could call it a BN pamphlet interspersed with news.