The serial plagiarist

 

Ahirudin ”Rocky” Attan, through his lawyer Edmund Bon filed their defence in the case New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd and four others Vs Ahirudin bin Attan, at the brand new Palace of Justice, earlier this afternoon.

In this defence, it is argued that plantiff No. 5, Brenden John A/L John Pereira plagiarised Mitch Albom’s “Remembering the day before the day”, published by Detroit Free Press (www.pressp.com), 10 September 2007 to his own in The News Straits Times titled “How dearly we missed June 6”.

New evidence has been presented in Rocky’s defence, on top of the infamous Brenden Pereira’s “Albomation” episode, which drew so much attention to Rocky’s Bru (www.rockybru.blogspot.com).

In Pereira’s writings in The News Straits Times, 3 July 2006 titled “Life played out on a football pitch” against the original work of “Whatever it takes: In pursuit of the Perfect 10” published by CNN (www.cnn.com ) on 10 April 2006.

CNN.com

Brenden Pereira

“Sports remain a great metaphor for life’s most difficult lessons. It was through athletics that many of us came to understand that fear can be tamed.; that on a team the whole is more than the sum of its parts; and that the ability to be heroic lies within. – Susan Casey, former managing editor of Sports Illustrated Women.”

“SPORT remains a great metaphor for life’s most difficult lessons. It is through football that many of us came to understand that fear can be tamed; that for a team the whole is more than the sum of its parts; and that the ability to be heroic lies within.”

 

ANGOLA – Greater Goal: Healing a War-Torn Land written by Henning Mankell and published by National Geographic (www.nationalgeographic.com) June 2006.

Nationalgeographic.com

Brenden Pereira

“But it is in the very nature of soccer to be unpredictable. If it were not the case that

underdogs can sometimes defeat the predicted winners, soccer would be uninteresting.”

“It is in the very nature of soccer to be unpredictable. If it were not the case that

underdogs can sometimes defeat the predicted winners, soccer would be uninteresting. The same goes for life.”


In the defence, Rocky has listed the characteristic of the plagiarism:

1. Copying or paraphrasing other people’s work and/or original ideas as own’s, without proper acknowledgments

2. Verbatim: Literal usage of words from other people’s works and/or original ideas as own’s without proper acknowledgments

3. Paraphrasing other people’s works and/or original ideas with a little amendments or re-copy the structure of the train of thoughts as own’s without proper acknowledgments

With this, it is exposed what sort of journalist has Brenden Pereira been appointed to a top NST position before he left last December. It is safe to say he is a “serial plagiarist”.

This story about what Pereira did would put to shame the other ethical journalists on the World Press Day, celebrated today, in commemoration Freedom of Press.

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  1. BD,

    The NSTP will be having their AGM soon (do not know exact date) and apparently, some of the shareholders will be questioning the BOD regarding BP’s inclusion as one of the plaintiffs.

    BP quit on 1/12/06 while the case was filed in January ’07. It’s a question of proprietary rights i.e. whatever articles BP wrote during his tenure belongs to the NSTP and this should be covered with NSTP being the 1st plaintiff. BP’s inclusion is therefore ‘after the fact’ hence dupliticious. Furthermore, is BP paying out of his own pocket or is the NSTP picking up the tab.

  2. Bro P.I., , good research work.

  3. Supplemented this article with a poster. heheheh

    http://mob1900.blogspot.com/2007/05/musand-media-presents-diary-of-serial.html

  4. What do you expect from UMNO newspaper? A quality editor, don’t fool around. We all know how bad the government control the media, so don’t expect a good editor on any UMNO/Gov link media.

  5. Wow! What’s happened to Brendan Pereira? Why did he do it? Why? It’s one of the biggest crimes, to PLAGIARIZE. Didn’t they teach him that in Straits Times Singapore? Or did he start way back then?

    Kalimullah should order an investigation immediately even though BP has quit, like Shar said. This is Nasty-Pee’s reputation at stake! BP was the Group Editor lo! And it was Kalimullah who brought him in!

  6. Well, NST had been an UMNO newspaper since Tun Razak brought it back in the 70s. Editors like Dr. Nordin Sopiee, Pak Samad Ismail, Dato’ Kadir Jasin and later Tan Sri Abdullah “Dollah Kok Lanas” Ahmad are very much UMNO people. They have brought much glory and respect for the News Straits Times, the premier English daily for Malaysia.

    PM Abdullah Ahmad Badawi gave it to Kalimullah Hassan and there on, everything went down the drain. So much oppositions within UMNO. At Penerangan level, even at Supreme Council level. But PM Abdullah is obtuse and too stubborn about it!

    Kalimullah brought Brenden Pereira in and gave him the Editor in Chief job. They are in cahoot. You think as the NST Chairman, he bothers about all these things we raised here?

    Kalimullah is UNTOUCHABLE! Even UMNO Cabinet Minister and Supreme Council like Dato’ Zam Maidin and Dato’ Dr. Rais Yatim cannot do anything about Kalimullah! PM Abdullah protect Kalimullah with a lot of zest!

  7. […] of the Seri Perdana and again, Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, Chief Editor of a major English daily practicing plagiarism, Chairman of the same major English daily lied and biasness of a Chief Editor in his weekly major […]

  8. […] lost faith on the once ‘media trend setter’; the mighty NST. Not only that, NST editor Brenden Pereira also proven to be a serial plagiarist. Alternative media flourished during his damning […]

  9. […] Pereira have been spinning and lying when they were at the helm of NSTP.  They even resorted to ‘cheating’. It was not in the interests of the nation. It was more to make PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah look […]

  10. […] from the ‘evil clutches’ of Kaimullah “Riong Kali” Hassan and Brenden “Serial Plagiarist” Perreira, who have managed to dismantle the credibility of the one time premier English daily. […]


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