Tag Archives: Nizam Ismail

PERPLEXING WHY SOME MALAYS FEEL PROUD OF HALIMAH’S INSTALLATION AS PRESIDENT

It troubles me that some segments in the Malay community celebrate President Halimah’s selection as a victory for the Malays. I am perplexed. What are we exactly proud of? Here, a Malay president was installed only because it was a reserved election. And there was no election – because there was only one candidate who was deemed to be qualified. There was no level playing field. And so a good person, President Halimah, is tainted by a faulty process.

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DIALOGUE ON MEDIA FREEDOM, OB MARKERS

Professor Chua, however, said the mainstream media's influence has waned, and he questioned whether media regulations remain a concern: "Media freedom is now a silly issue because of the Internet. The mainstream media is now chasing the Internet." Newspapers, for instance, will have to step up their game, he said, adding that they risk becoming "largely irrelevant" unless they keep track of and report on issues gaining attention online.

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