WHY is the government charging someone for writing a satirical piece? On 2 Sep 2010, Irwan Abdul Rahman, a Malay Mail executive editor was charged over a blog posting entitled “TNB to sue WWF over earth hour.” Irwan’s posting on his website Nose4news was below a huge banner with the words “The truth is out […]
WHEN racist remarks are made against non-Muslim non-Malay Malaysians, Umno leaders call for calm and for these citizens not to be “clouded by emotions”. But when non-Malay Malaysians raise legitimate demands for fair and equitable treatment, they are told that Malay Malaysians are “sensitive”, prone to “uneasiness and anger”, and should not be provoked. Is Umno saying that non-Malay citizens’ feelings are less important, and that Malay citizens are less capable of restraint?
The government seems unable to follow through with its plans; among others, to introduce a new petrol subsidy scheme and implement the New Economic Model.
“The Malaysian government appears to be more interested in pursuing short-term political advantage rather than safeguarding rights,” says Human Rights Watch (HRW) deputy Asia director Phil Robertson. But the government begs to differ…
KUALA LUMPUR, 4 May 2009: The ongoing changes to the Media Prima/New Straits Times Press (NSTP) group following the new leadership in Umno will likely see the return of the Malay Mail (MM) to its fold. Sources say moves are afoot for Media Prima/NSTP to buy out Datuk Ibrahim Mohd Nor’s 50% interest in MM. […]
(Pic by Ratnesh Bhatt; source: sxc.hu) BACK in 1989, when word got out about sex videos involving then Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker DP Vijandran from the MIC, copies were made and circulated. These video tapes inevitably found their way to those curious or voyeuristic enough to want to view them. Still, it took some time […]