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...

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...

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....

I have seen “The Last Communist”!

Those who have not seen this movie - and yet have seen fit to criticise it - are jumping to conclusions, says CY, who...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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...

Aliran Monthly 26: 5 editor’s note

In our cover story, Khoo Boo Teik explores the “tiff” between Mahathir and Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and looks at the undercurrents that led...

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