Just barely a month ago, The Star "took" my photo and featured in their video without my permission nor crediting me. I just realised they were at it again last Sunday when they featured the article about Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng flying economy class. Apparently, The Star had lifted the photo of him and Ning Baizura from her manager's (Vernon Kedit Jolly) blog without permission and also did the same trick of cropping off his watermark! Oh boy, of course he kicked up a fuss just like I did. Well, since he's famous, someone got hold of Dato Wong Chun Wai, the Group Chief Editor of The Star, to personally call Vernon to apologise!
I hope Dato Wong will take note and address this issue with the staff working at The Star NOT to simply lift photos and articles from bloggers without permission. It's very unethical indeed to see this coming from a mainstream media like The Star.
p.s.: To Amy Chin who left a comment in Vernon's blog, thank you for highlighting my plight there.