How ridiculous that while our country is slowly but surely falling apart at the seams there was a worry about whether women would keep their knickers on or not on Valentine’s Day, muses our correspondent.
Clearly, newly-minted Housing and Local Government Minister, Ong Ka Chuan of the MCA, has not got the message from the general election result, observes Tingang. He’s saying that so-called “federal funds” will go to the PR-ruled states through a separate federally, i.e. BN, controlled channel. This is spitting in the faces of the people who voted in the PR governments.
Charter 2000-Aliran has dissected the proposed bill to set up a Media Council, and its findings are not pretty. There appear to be virtually no safeguards in the interest of freedom of expression or real journalistic ethics. It is too ambiguous in areas that should be clearly defined and explained. Overall, it is an extra curb on press freedom in the country.