Certainly Makkal Osai did a not-so-smart thing by publishing a picture of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and what looked like a beer can in the other.
I'd be the first to whack their hand!
Makkal Osai was suspended for their mistake.
The newspaper has already apologised.
But now, the Home Ministry is not renewing its permit.
I think that's a harsh stand. I don't think Makkal Osai deserves this.
I agree with the Malaysian Press Institute which called on the Government to give this Tamil newspaper a second chance. Click here.
From day one, the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) had insisted that Makkal Osai editor be sacked and the newspaper be closed. It had also lodged a police report against the newspaper.
Makkal Osai has been very critical of the MIC which, coincidentally, owns a rival Tamil-language newspaper.
Right now, I'm just thinking of their employees and their future. Click here.