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...
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...
The dirty tricks 'kaki' are at it again, this time the target is the country's leading independent news portal, Malaysiakini.
"This interview was not permitted to be aired on BFM's terrestrial radio channel," said a notice on the BFM website. The interview was supposed to have been aired on the station's Evening Edition. Nonetheless, the interview is available online...
Limbo low now, how low can you go? Malaysia is now ranked lower than Myanmar in Reporters Without Borders 2014 press freedom ranking. Malaysia fell to 147th spot (down from 145th in 2013) and now lies two spots below...
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...
Penang Forum has issued a statement in response to the Penang Chief Minister initiating legal action over a report published in a news portal. Penang Forum is disturbed both by the sweeping statements made by Chant advisor Jimmy Lim...
Several dozen journalists and activists gathered in KL yesterday to call for greater media freedom. Among those who addressed the gathering were Ambiga Sreenevasan and Malaysiakini's Fathi Aris Omar. http://youtu.be/ra_satZVfk8 Although most of their demands were targeted at the BN...
Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year, Barang Naik notwithstanding! You might be interested to check out a report on this blog for 2013. From the report, you can check out how many times this blog was viewed...
The new English-language weekly, The Heat, has received a show-cause letter and then been suspended indefinitely, according to media reports. This does not augur well for the state of democracy in the country and Najib's purported democratic transformation...

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