1935: It is somewhat heartening to Catholics to see the tendency in a certain section of the lay press to give credit where credit is due, in cases where Catholics are concerned. Hitherto there appeared to be a tendency to give publicity only to matters that placed Catholics in an unfavourable light. We refer to the publication, recently, of news regarding the achievement of two Malay notables who had received their earlier education in a Catholic school, St. Paul's Institution at Seremban.
We wonder whether the presence of a Catholic weekly in Malaya has had anything to do with it. It seems to us to have brought about a little rivalry in the presentation of news appertaining to Catholics or Catholic bodies. For from being disconcerted by this, we are glad to observe this good move. If it is a matter of public interest to publish news unfavourable to Catholics in a lay newspaper, it should be no less so to mention, when occasion arises, something that is favourable or creditable to Catholics. Fairplay demands it, and it is gratifying to find that it is now being shown.
- Malaya Catholic Leader, February 16th, 1935 (1935.pdf pp66)