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Manipulating the news: A public disservice

Manipulating the news: A public disservice

DING Jo-Ann highlights how the traditional media has manipulated the facts in two instances in the current general election. Such distortions harm public discourse and deeper understanding of issues, so crucial to us in a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society.

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Wooing Felda settlers

Wooing Felda settlers

WHAT is the campaign trail like outside modern, urban constituencies, such as in a Felda settlement? Photojournalist Danny Lim gives us a glimpse of how a political party woos a rural community of farmers.

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Working with PAS

Working with PAS

The writer (right) distributing leaflets while on a walkabout in Permatang Pasir (Pic courtesy of Boon Kia Meng) MUCH has been said and countless analyses have been made since PAS beat Umno in the recent Permatang Pasir by-election by a majority of 4,551 votes. Statistics and results can often be used to spin different narratives [...]

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Bukit Indera Mulia, just outside of Penanti constituency, where the Mafrel public debate for election candidates was held on the night of 28 May 2009.

A by-election skimpy on issues

IT has been nearly a week of campaigning here in Penanti, and the by-election still seems skimpy on issues. True, all the candidates have revealed their “manifestos”, but none of them seem to be too specific. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate Dr Mansor Othman has been the most strategic in releasing his manifesto, charter and [...]

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PKR’s campaign homophobia

PKR’s campaign homophobia

The audience at the Jalan Berapit ceramah   “THE Barisan Nasional (BN) should change its name to Barisan Pondan (faggot)!” bellows Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chief Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim to the 5,000-strong crowd in Jalan Berapit on 23 May 2009. The audience applauds the Bayan Baru MP, and emboldened, he goes on to [...]

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PPP denies 6K members join PKR

SUNGAI PETANI, 5 April 2009: The Kedah People’s Progressive Party (PPP) today denied a claim by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim that 6,000 PPP members had joined PKR. Its deputy chairperson K Vadi Vellu said the 9,000 Kedah PPP members remained loyal to the party and were actively involved in the [...]

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