Here’s one way to tackle Utusan

[For story behind the cartoon above, please ref. CIF Watch.] UK’s the Guardian newspaper is anti-Israel, as is its Comment is Free (CIF) online facility for readers. Pro-Israel commentators have been banned from commenting in Guardian’s CIF section for nothing even approaching what the pro-Palestinian commentators are allowed to get away with. We’ve ourselves noticed … Continue reading

NUJ died a long time ago

By Reina Each time you have a western dish, you get a sprig of cilantro or parsley stuck in the middle of the dish as a piece of decoration. Many of us just push it aside. That is what the National Union of Journalists is. An inconsequential group of people who many have long pushed … Continue reading

Is KL fingering Taib?

By Reina If you thought the control on the mainstream media from the federal government was bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. The situation in Sarawak is far worse. Chief Minister Taib Mahmud has many times refused media organisations from Semenanjung to set up bureaus or house their correspondents in the East Malaysian state. He … Continue reading

E-mail your complaint to the BBC

The BBC complaints homepage is here. The British broadcaster assures its viewers and readers that “Your complaint is important to us”. Malaysians have already been e-mailing to complain about the cancellation of Raja Petra Kamarudin’s interview with its programme Hardtalk. Do complaints work? An advocacy for fair media urges its readers to object to unacceptable … Continue reading

Why police so antsy about ‘Negaraku’?

What happened on Sunday night? According to FMT, Anti-ISA protesters arrested In Petaling Jaya, anti-riot personnel moved in on some 300 protesters when they started singing the national anthem at 8pm. Later, the crowd gathered outside the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters, where those arrested were taken, and sang the Negaraku and lit candles. Once … Continue reading

Recommend posh hotel to Rosmah

AFP pix/Getty images – Supermarket in Gaza City taken June 17, 2010 UPDATED: Photos of the Gaza hotels can be viewed in our next posting here, ‘Might this meet with Rosmah’s approval?‘ (click to view) Rosmah Mansor said the 1Malaysia Putera Club mission to Gaza reflected the sensitivity of Malaysians in feeling for the plight of … Continue reading

100% of non-Muslim youths have had premarital sex, Utusan readers told

“… Dr M wrote ‘The Malay Dilemma’, which cemented his reputation as a Malay ultra; many of the book’s recommendations were later adopted by the New Economic Policy (NEP)” — KLue magazine Will Ridhuan Tee’s recommendations to the Islamic religious councils on relations with the dhimmi-kafir harbi similarly be adopted as policy? The Utusan columnist … Continue reading

You will think in the words we tell you

(1) For the censorship story on the picture above, please read ‘Iowa billboard linking Obama, Hitler removed’. Click for AP article. (2) Yesterday, Malaysiakini had an exclusive on how the Prime Minister’s Office summoned mainstream media editors for a briefing and told them not to use the word ‘price hike’ regarding the removal of subsidies … Continue reading

40 non-Malays going to Gaza on jihad?

It’s industry practice that publications for the masses tailor their writings to suit their audience. It is on the basis of language or the political orientation of its readership, their interests, etc. In Malaysia, there can be different slants to the same story from the Malay press, English or Chinese press, as well as depending … Continue reading

Anwar Ibrahim And The CIA

By Crankster I’ve been on the socio-political blogging scene for about 4 years now, and a year prior to that just penning down random thoughts on a friend’s blog. Consequently, I have read a huge number of blogs and met a sizeable number of bloggers online. I’ve even met some in person via Malaysian blogger … Continue reading