Category Archives: Media

Why national dailies have to concede defeat in East M’sia

By Francis Paul Siah COMMENT | Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Abang Openg still enjoys reading newspapers, including national dailies, and prefers to go through them whenever he is in the office every morning. His staff will ensure that the … Continue reading

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Malaysian’s photos on racism featured in The Guardian

 PETALING JAYA: If you think racism is bad in Malaysia, you will be shocked to hear that racism is very much alive and kicking today in the land of our former colonial masters as well. One Malaysian photographer, who has … Continue reading

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TV station apologises, Watson to lodge police report

KUCHING: Primeworks Studios, the studio behind the comedy show who had insulted the late father of former national sprinter Watson Nyambek has issued a letter of apology to Watson over the incident. Video footage of the show that aired on … Continue reading

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Even pro-Umno portal speculates on appointment, offers different take

With speculation rife on the implications of Hishammuddin Hussein’s appointment as a special functions minister on Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s political future, a pro-Umno portal has also coughed up its own take on the matter. While some observers … Continue reading

Posted in Hishammuddin Hussein, Media

Sarawak Tribune fighting to stay in business

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Sarawak’s oldest newspaper which survived World War II is now fighting a different kind of survival — staying in business. The New Sarawak Tribune, renamed in 2010 from its original The Sarawak Tribune, like most … Continue reading

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Local Chinese press fume over ‘selective’ Wisma Putra

The Editors’ Association of Chinese Medium of Malaysia (EACMM) has protested against Wisma Putra’s decision to bar Chinese media outlets from covering the meeting between Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and family members of Malaysian diplomats stranded in North Korea. Wisma … Continue reading

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Jobless man jailed for sending obscene image to married woman

KUALA LUMPUR: An unemployed man was sentenced to a month’s jail and fined RM1,500, in default two months’ jail, by the magistrate’s court here Friday for sending an obscene image and words to someone else’s wife. Magistrate Nur A’minahtul Mardiah … Continue reading

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KiniTV, top officers charged over videos on press conference

KUALA LUMPUR: News portal Malaysiakini’s video unit, KiniTV, and two of its top officers claimed trial this morning to four charges under the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) over videos of a press conference by former Umno Batu Kawan vice-chief … Continue reading

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‘Red Shirts’ to hold Nov 5 rally outside Malaysiakini office

Datuk Jamal Yunus said the “Red Shirts” would protest against news portal Malaysiakini for its alleged involvement with foreign interference in Malaysian politics. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — Umno leader Datuk Jamal Yunus’s “Red … Continue reading

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NST editor quits over truth and 1MDB

PETALING JAYA: Mustapha Kamil’s online posting of why he resigned as group editor of the Umno-controlled New Straits Times newspaper last month was highlighted by DAP leader Lim Kit Siang today, with an accompanying challenge to other Malaysian journalists. In … Continue reading

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