Category: 2006: 5

Wake me up at half past six 0

Wake me up at half past six

Khoo Boo Teik explores the “tiff” between former premier Mahathir and Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and looks at the undercurrents that  led to the former premier’s outbursts.

Mother is angry 0

Mother is angry

Earthquakes, hurricanes, and other "natural" disasters are occuring with greater frequency. As humankind continues to abuse the fragile Earth, has Mother Nature begun to strike back and warn us of impending environmental collapse, wonders...

Takut-takut syndrome shadows the newsroom 0

Takut-takut syndrome shadows the newsroom

Critical analyses of fundamental issues like environmental degradation, unsustainable urban development and poverty are prominent by their absence, writes Eric Loo. Media discourse is framed more by its  ‘service of power’ than service for...

Liberal posers and corporate chameleons 0

Liberal posers and corporate chameleons

‘Media values’ and ‘business ethics’ are obscuring the real issues of free speech and environmental calamity, says John Hilley.When will the liberal media and eco bodies claiming to articulate these concerns wake up to...

The age of uncertainty 0

The age of uncertainty

Malaysia’s Chinese-language newspapers are losing their relative autonomy at a time when their Internet rivals are providing more uncensored news, says Tan Lee Ooi.

Deflated dreams 0

Deflated dreams

The shouts of joy that greeted the election of Abdullah Badawi as prime minister have now turned into whispers of apprehension, notes Angeline Loh, even as the media abdicate their responsibility.

Please, Mr Postman, look and see … 0

Please, Mr Postman, look and see …

The utter inefficiency of the privatised postal services has prompted one Malaysian, N S Wigneswaran, to write to Minister Lim Keng Yaik. Terence Gomez  then recalls how Pos Malaysia was sold, without notice, to...

Freer media under PM Abdullah? 0

Freer media under PM Abdullah?

One cannot depend merely on the personality of a leader to bring about fundamental reforms to major social institutions such as the media, writes Wong Kok Keong. However different the media are under Abdullah...

Sounding the gong of resistance 0

Sounding the gong of resistance

Yeoh Seng Guan, on a sojourn in the Philippines, discovers that the spirit of dissent is well and truly alive among the tribal communities in the Cordillera region.

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