Monthly Archives: December 2013

‘Stop tarnishing gov’t over The Heat’

The Home Ministry has today warned “certain parties” against tarnishing its image by overstating its case against news weekly The Heat. Although it did not name names, a statement issued by the ministry today said it “viewed seriously the actions … Continue reading

Posted in Media

Kit Siang: Perkasa is 14th BN component party

DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang has described Perkasa as the 14th member of the BN coalition after it was revealed that the government had secretly funded the right wing organisation. “The extremist and racist Perkasa is the unofficial 14th member … Continue reading

Posted in DAP Updates, Perkasa

48% not aware MACC exists

Headquarters: The MACC building along Jalan Cochrane in Kuala Lumpur. By Yuen Meikeng KUALA LUMPUR: A survey of Malaysian Chinese, aged between 16 and 45, showed that almost half of them are clueless about the government agency, which handles complaints … Continue reading

Posted in MACC

When even RM12,000 a month isn’t enough to get by in Malaysia

A hawker stall in Lebuh Chulia, George Town. Penang is known as a foodies’ heaven but the state is one of the most expensive places to live in for an average wage-earner. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, … Continue reading

Posted in MoCS (Sarawak)

Denying people’s rights to protest is like denying babies their nature to cry

Alyaa Alhadjri COMMENT: A “protest” by standard definition is a statement or action expressing disapproval, distress or objection to something. The very nature of the word itself signifies a rebellion and defiance against the “authorities” in every aspect of life. … Continue reading

Posted in Special Interest

Journalists to mount ‘red pencil’ protest

Billy Boey The Movement of Angry Media (Geramm) will be holding a protest next Saturday to campaign for press freedom in the wake of the indefinite suspension of news weekly magazine The Heat. The protest, dubbed ‘Red Pencil’, will be … Continue reading

Posted in Media

Rosmah’s son buys RM110mil condo in New York

The 36-year-old stepson of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has reportedly purchased a US$33.5 million (RM110 million) condominium unit in New York. Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz (far left), the son of the prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor from an earlier … Continue reading

Posted in Rosmah Mansor

A truly independent press is the best New Year present

Mariam Mokhtar OUTSPOKEN: The free press exists to benefit ordinary members of the rakyat; the free press is not merely for the benefit of a small group of journalists. The raison d’être of a free press is to find the … Continue reading

Posted in Media

Indonesian authors join backing for The Heat

Apart from Malaysians who support media freedom, the campaign to oppose the Home Ministry’s indefinite suspension of The Heat is also gaining traction among writers and activists in neighbouring Indonesia. Well-known Indonesian author Goenawan Mohamad, a founding member of the … Continue reading

Posted in Media

Archbishop roasts Najib over ‘Allah’ row

Nigel Aw Outgoing Archbishop Murphy Pakiam today broke from his normally non-confrontational stance to publicly criticise Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for his insistence that the word “Allah” was exclusive to Muslims. Najib had said this in his Maal Hijrah … Continue reading

Posted in Najib Abdul Razak, Religion