Video footage has emerged that one of the two detained ABC journalists, Linton Besser, had asked probing questions at the press conference by PI Bala's widow Santamil Selvi. Responding to Besser, Selvi can be heard maintaining that her late...
Utusan has been very much in the news for its sensationalist and racially tinged reporting. Less well known is the fact that the paper's circulation has been sliding over the last four years. According to Audit Bureau of Circulation (figures...
After what's been happening in Egypt, I thought I would draft a memo to dictators and authoritarian leaders around the world to give them some free and unsolicited advice. Dear Mr Dictator/Authoritarian Leader Recent events in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and elsewhere...
The share price of media conglomerate Media Prima Bhd has been sliding in recent months. Media Prima owns television stations TV3, 8TV, ntv7, and TV9; newspapers New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro; and radio stations Fly FM,...
Many Malaysians have expressed disappointment  over the BBC's backing down from a 'HARDtalk' interview with RPK. Much of this sentiment, I believe, stems from a perception that the BBC is a bastion of impartial, independent reporting. Far from it. The...
Today's front page of the Malay Mail is a regrettable example of gutter journalism. It features a headline story about nude photos of a Selangor female politician circulating in the public domain. The photos were believed to be taken using...
This is one aspect of the current situation in Gaza, Palestine, that was not adequately covered by much of the mainstream media. It helps explain why the ceasefire, which had held for four and a half months, unravelled. The...
1335: The MCMC concludes its questioning of Wong after over two hours. "They wanted to know about the article on Najib's speech and who's behind Malaysian Chronicle," says her lawyer Latheefa. 1151: The MCMC is now interrogating Wong Choon Mei...
Another hero has gone to rest. The colourful, outspoken blogger Bernard Khoo succumbed to cancer today after a 21-month battle. He was 74. For Bernard, blogging was about being engaged in a daring and romantic adventure with real bravado....
The other day I was approached by The Star to comment on the issue of media coverage of politicians' private lives in the light of Nurul Izzah's personal situation. Can politicians really expect their private lives to be no-go...

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