The excessive reaction resorted to by Utusan Malaysia and other Malay-based groups over the fair criticism made by AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman Rani is disturbing and worrying.
The normally compliant mainstream media dropped all pretence of trying to be socially responsible newspapers in the run-up to the general election, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
Aliran views with grave concern and consternation the bold banner headline that recently ‘graced’ the rabid Utusan Malaysia in an outrageous manner, screaming, ‘What else do the Chinese want?’
Mustafa K Anuar takes to task the mainstream media for its appallingly lopsided coverage of the general election campaign.
Handouts and populist policies can only go that far, beyond which they would eventually hurt the human dignity of the very people these policies are supposed to serve, writes Mustafa K Anuar.
Aliran roundly condemns Information, Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim’s recent indefensible justification for the Barisan Nasional’s blatant use of government machinery for its election campaigning in the run-up to the general election.
In a general election that is to be intensely contested, many ‘strange things’ may emerge in the media, predicts Mustafa K Anuar.
Rakyat Malaysia sudah tentunya mengharapkan Fama tidak akan menjadi satu-satu agensi pemerintah yang cuba, secara langsung atau tidak langsung, menanam benih perkauman di Malaysia, ujar Mustafa K Anuar.
Mustafa K Anuar reviews a compelling book for those those concerned about Islam, identity politics, power relations, ethnic relations and democracy in Malaysia.
Aliran is deeply disturbed by the reported threat on the young life of the well-known Korean pop sensation Psy, who recently gyrated to the satisfaction of his fans at a performance in Penang organised by Barisan Nasional in conjunction with the Lunar New Year.