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Defahmi and defamation online

Defahmi and defamation online

THEATRE practitioner, writer and aspiring politician Fahmi Fadzil has become a minor celebrity after agreeing to tweet 100 times that he defamed a publishing company. Fahmi had published a tweet about a pregnant friend who purportedly resigned from Female magazine due to poor human resource practices by her employer, BluInc Media. In his 100-tweet apology, […]

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The impossibility of policing the web

The impossibility of policing the web

The endless distractions on Facebook are the bane of my working life. As a freelance consultant, I need discipline and a strict schedule to meet tight deadlines. But then a friend from university announces his baby is having problems feeding, and so I stop my work to suggest strategies for feeding babies. Or to respond […]

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Najib’s tea party potential

Najib’s tea party potential

It is significant that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is making the effort to meet members of the public who take the internet seriously. It is also significant that he says he wants it to be a regular part of his leadership. In fact, he is having a tea party with his online fans […]

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Flipping on interfaith dialogue (Updated)

Flipping on interfaith dialogue (Updated)

Updated 5:35pm, 12 Feb 2010 “There is no reason to be afraid of ideas like [having an interfaith body].” DATUK Seri Rais Yatim, speaking as then culture, arts and heritage minister, when opening a 2005 national conference on establishing an interfaith commission. Rais encouraged everyone to listen to the proposals with an open mind and […]

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PAS meeting to thrash out issues

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Oct 2009: The PAS central committee is to hold a special meeting with the party’s state commissioners on Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009, to discuss issues raised by PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali told a news conference the meeting, scheduled for 8.30pm at the […]

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Nik Aziz hopes leadership issues will be solved

KOTA BARU, 26 Oct 2009: PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat hopes that the special meeting to be held by the party this Wednesday will resolve the party’s leadership issues. He said it did not matter if it was only a special meeting called by the party, instead of an extraordinary general […]

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