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Stepping on the DAP

Stepping on the DAP

THE Malay press has been going to town with the DAP‘s provocative behaviour at its 29 Nov 2009 annual convention in Ipoh. At the convention, a poster of three former Pakatan Rakyat (PR) representatives from Perak who turned independent was placed on the floor to be stepped on. This has made the front-page headlines two [...]

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Call for harsher syariah penalties

Call for harsher syariah penalties

A CALL for stiffer penalties for syariah offences, and who Umno should field for the Bagan Pinang by-election were among the issues that occupied the Malay-language dailies today.  Harsher penalties wanted Utusan Malaysia‘s Herman Hamid reported in Pinda Akta Mahkamah Syariah on the calls for harsher penalties for syariah offences.  The Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) [...]

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Fence-sitting on the anti-ISA demonstration

MEDIA cetak bahasa Cina utama menyiarkan gambar bagaimana polis menyuraikan perhimpunan “Mansuhkan ISA” dengan tembakan gas pemedih mata dan semburan meriam air berasid. Ramai penulis dan penganalisa duduk di atas pagar, sementara menonjolkan “kekerasan yang keterlaluan dari pihak polis”, juga dicadangkan agar orang ramai menyuarakan pandangan mengikut “saluran yang bersesuaian”. Namun demikian, pada hari keesokan [...]

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The Hindraf rebel

The Hindraf rebel

Corrected at 2.45pm, 19 May 2009 P UTHAYAKUMAR, the last of the three remaining Hindraf leaders who were released last week, continued to dominate the headlines of Tamil news for the week of 11 to 17 May 2009. Other stories included the promise by the Minister of Higher Education Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin to consider [...]

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Politics, scholarships and radio taboo

Politics, scholarships and radio taboo

FROM 11 to 17 May 2009, the Chinese media highlighted the ongoing Perak crisis, and the yearly Public Service Department (PSD) scholarship furore. Additionally, Merdeka Review ran an exclusive story revealing that seven “sensitive” issues have become taboo for nine RTM radio stations. Who is the rightful MB? Hotly debated in the Chinese press was [...]

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Perak, PAS and unity

Perak, PAS and unity

THE ongoing Perak crisis, the upcoming PAS party elections, and Umno’s 63rd anniversary were topics covered widely in the Malay-language press from 11 to 17 May 2009. On 11 May, Berita Harian group editor Datuk Manja Ismail wrote a commentary, Apabila yang tewas enggan terima kekalahan, saying Perak needed to learn from Kelantan, post-2004 elections. [...]

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