One after another, our establishments and institutions are slowly becoming centres pandering to insidious propaganda of a government that is tottering on its last legs of power, observes gregwar.
In recent days, those still watching television might have noticed that the Merdeka dittie ‘Janji Ditepati‘ has been increasingly scarce. What has happened to this song, wonders our correspondent.
Around the time of the Bersih rally on 9 July, Malaysians had to contend with anti-Bersih talk, leaving Azmil Tayeb bewildered as to how some people mindlessly accepted obvious propaganda.
History taught in schools should be a people’s history that gives adequate recognition to a broad spectrum of social movements and which is people-centred, not elite-focused, says Andrew Aeria.
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.
Much heated debate – including the memorable exchanges between Nazri and Mahathir – surrounded the Biro Tata Negara controversy. If Umno is not racist, why does it maintain an indoctrination agency like the BTN, wonders Stephen Tan Ban Cheng, in our cover story.
You don’t need a fortune teller to tell you how the media will perform in the run-up to the general election: ‘Tis the season when the media turn into propaganda tools of the ruling coalition, says Mustafa K Anuar.
Zaharom Nain explores the world of blogging in Malaysia. Bloggers are providing a real alternative to the mainstream media and countering the distortions and unravelling the propaganda. No wonder the authorities are sitting up and taking notice.