15 Mar '11, 12am

Malaysia paper apologises for cartoon showing Ultraman trying to outrun a tsunami

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian newspaper has apologised for printing a caricature of Japanese cartoon superhero Ultraman comically trying to outrun a tsunami. Malaysians reacted with a tirade of anger after the Malay-language Berita Harian daily newspaper published the cartoon on Sunday. Critics vented on Twitter and Facebook and some called for a boycott of the paper. The apology issued on the paper's website and on social networking sites said Berita Harian had "no intention of poking fun" at the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. The newspaper expressed sympathy and said it shared "the sorrow of the Japanese people".

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110315-0000333/Malays...

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