The sudden, surprising and shocking Sulu intrusion into Sabah over the past few weeks has been extremely disturbing to the people of of the state and the rest of Malaysia.
By giving the the impression that Claudia Theophilus and her Lebanese colleagues were being irresponsible (by “playing with guns”), Bernama is effectively slandering the deceased, an outstanding journalist, with an unsubstantiated insinuation, writes Citizen Observer.
Contrary to the myth peddled by the state, a free and responsible press is essential to the national project to help build a harmonious multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-religious society, observes Mustafa K Anuar.
We should band together, certainly at the next general elections, based on a common desire to respect each other and to live together peacefully in this place we call our home, writes Zaharom Nain.
Journalists and columnists have a sacred duty to uphold truth and justice, asserts John Inbaraj.
P Ramakrishnan explains why Aliran has terminated its subscription to the New Straits Times.
Utusan Malaysia will have to decide whether it wants to remain a sensationalist paper that mocks journalism standards or a respected daily that reports the truth without fear or favour and holds leaders accountable, writes Mustafa K Anuar.
By no stretch of the imagination can what is being proposed – with the conditions imposed – be interpreted as ‘free and fair access’ to the media, observes Rom Nain.
The mainstream press’ disregard of the Bersih phenomenon reflected its abandoning of journalistic ethics and its eroding commitment to truth and social responsibility, says Mustafa K Anuar.
It is time the authorities deal with the root causes of the people’s grievances over the electoral process instead of indulging in propaganda that insults the the rakyat’s intelligence, says Ronald Benjamin.