Locally, we are used to hearing the term ‘cyber-trooper’. But that term does not seem to be widely used outside Malaysia. Instead, the closest term seems to be ‘internet shill’. (more…)
Sharaad Kuttan of BFM looks at how the local dailies covered Karpal Singh’s passing.
Bernard Khoo @ Zorro Unmasked
Saturday, 5 April and Sunday, 6 April
Parlour 1 at St Ignatius Church, No. 2, Jalan SS25/23 Taman Plaza, 47301 PJ
1.00pm to 10.00pm – Wake
Sunday, 7 April
St Ignatius Church, PJ
11.00am – Funeral mass
If you were unable to pay your last respects to Irene Fernandez in Seremban and Subang Jaya/Shah Alam, those of you living in the northern region have another chance.
People of all faiths are welcome.
Wednesday, 9 April
Church of Christ the King, Jalan Kolam Air, Sungai Petani
7.00pm – Mass and final rites
7.45pm – Fellowship at Pastoral Centre (behind the church).
Thursday, 10 April
Catholic Cemetery, Jalan Sungai Layar, Sungai Petani
10.00am – Irene’s ashes will be laid to rest.
This is an article I wrote a couple of days ago for Asia Times Online:
It has been a sight that Malaysians are unaccustomed to – senior ministers and officials shifting uncomfortably and bristling in delivering curt responses to journalists trying to extract more information about the still unresolved March 8 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner destined for China.(more…)
Ever wondered why certain trolls persistently play up divisive issues such as race and religion in the comments sections of websites and blogs? Could it be they are trying to disrupt serious discussions on the critical issues of the day? This video discusses how these trolls are deployed in certain countries. (more…)
The dirty tricks ‘kaki’ are at it again, this time the target is the country’s leading independent news portal, Malaysiakini.