Zaharom Nain refuses to pay good (or increasingly bad) ringgit to watch something that he has apparently already paid for as a taxpayer.
Many media systems in this world – certainly those in oppressive regimes that thrive on disunity – have no real conception of what genuine public service is, writes Zaharom Nain.
Repressive legal controls on the media are firmly in place in Malaysia – and they are not about to be loosened at any point soon, says Zaharom Nain.
The voices of reason and compassion were given short shrift while shrill, hateful rhetoric was given free rein, laments Zaharom Nain.
The best and most effective way to encourage the people to be more responsible when using social media would be for the Najib regime to loosen its grip on the mainstream media, asserts Zaharom Nain.
The majority of academics haven’t exactly been the vanguard of the people or agents for social change, observes Rom Nain.
From the top politician to the inconsequential, their actions indicate not only that the general election is (finally!) drawing near, but also that for the first time perhaps their fate is pretty much uncertain, observes Zaharom Nain.
Perhaps the simplest idea we can think of to resolve Malaysia’s problems would be to dispose of those who created these problems in the first place, writes Zaharom Nain.
There’s a dreaded disease going around at the moment that evidently afflicts people who think they can lead us, writes Zaharom Nain.
Zaharom Nain describes the scene at Ambiga’s house when a bunch of ‘petty traders’ and racist youths turned up with their unwelcome messages.