US FTA a different ball game altogether

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The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Malaysia and the United States, which kicked off yesterday (12 June 2006) on the island of Penang,...

The article the NST spiked

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The following press analysis was originally written for the New Straits Times following its invitation to us to contribute a regular column. But this...

Unity and the media – Part 1

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Repressive legal controls on the media are firmly in place in Malaysia - and they are not about to be loosened at any point...

Bersih rally: The demonisation continues

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The Star, among other dailies, today carried a front-page banner headline that screamed, “No consent” (referring to the Yang DiPertuan Agong's apparent disapproval of...

GE13: Pliant papers, restless hearts

The normally compliant mainstream media dropped all pretence of trying to be socially responsible newspapers in the run-up to the general election, observes Mustafa...

Utusan’s unsubstantiated report irresponsible

Four media watchdog groups recently condemned Utusan Malaysia's irresponsible reporting over an alleged call from Christian pastors to change Malaysia’s “official religion” to Christianity....

Drop legal suit against Malaysiakini, Najib

Aliran is appalled by the legal suit instituted by Prime Minister Najib Razak and Umno Baru against news portal Malaysiakini over readers' comments published...

Batu Burok shooting: Head-hunting for a red herring

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Today's Star splashed a story about the head-hunting spree of both MCA and Umno of Terengganu. MCA Youth offered RM3,000 while Umno Youth came...

NGOs face PGCC media blackout

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A packed press conference - followed by a virtual media blackout! It's a familiar story. Largely influenced by powerful political and corporate interests, the...

Deafening silence

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See no evil, hear no evil… that seems to be the policy of the mainstream English papers when it comes to reporting on...

The crude, the bad and the ugly

Mustafa K Anuar takes to task the mainstream media for its appallingly lopsided coverage of the general election campaign. On 24 April 2013, the...

Forum disruption, media evasion

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The controversy generated by the disruption of Sunday’s forum in Penang on the supremacy of the Federal Constitution continued to be reported today.The New...

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