Press freedom: Malaysia lags behind Brunei, Timor Leste

Brunei and Timor Leste have a much better global press freedom ranking than Malaysia. That says a lot about the Malaysian media. Brunei, Timor...

Sulu intrusion into Sabah: Malaysians’ right to know

The sudden, surprising and shocking Sulu intrusion into Sabah over the past few weeks has been extremely disturbing to the people of of the...

Claudia Theophilus’ death: Bernama jumping the gun into the gutter

By giving the the impression that Claudia Theophilus and her Lebanese colleagues were being irresponsible (by “playing with guns”), Bernama is effectively slandering the...

Reporting religion faithfully

Contrary to the myth peddled by the state, a free and responsible press is essential to the national project to help build a harmonious...

Clear and present danger?

We should band together, certainly at the next general elections, based on a common desire to respect each other and to live together peacefully...

Star columnists – are they twisting the truth?

Journalists and columnists have a sacred duty to uphold truth and justice, asserts John Inbaraj. Trash it is, without a doubt. But some features...

No more NST for Aliran!

P Ramakrishnan explains why Aliran has terminated its subscription to the New Straits Times. As of today, Aliran has stopped subscribing to the New...

What lies ahead for Malaysia’s journalism?

Utusan Malaysia will have to decide whether it wants to remain a sensationalist paper that mocks journalism standards or a respected daily that reports...

Smoke and mirrors

By no stretch of the imagination can what is being proposed - with the conditions imposed - be interpreted as ‘free and fair access’...

Dirty reports about Bersih walk

The mainstream press' disregard of the Bersih phenomenon reflected its abandoning of journalistic ethics and its eroding commitment to truth and social responsibility, says...

Anti-Bersih 2.0 media propaganda fails to fool rakyat

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...

The Star: Supine mouthpiece of the BN

Is it possible that Barisan may one day lose by popular votes but still form the government and maybe even have a two-thirds majority...

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