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Bangkitlah orang Melayu

Bangkitlah orang Melayu

BETWEEN 13 and 19 April 2009, the Malay language press wrung its hands over the welfare of the Malay race, the inevitable Penanti by-election, and the vagaries of history lessons. Capati (Source: wilka.ru) The headlines for Utusan Malaysia‘s 15 April edition was Bangkitlah Melayu, a clarion call that was not softened by the front-page photograph […]

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Flap over Quranic verses

Flap over Quranic verses

BETWEEN 6 and 12 April 2009, the Malay-language media focused on three main topics: Perak DAP secretary Nga Kor Ming’s use of Quranic verses during the Bukit Gantang by-election; the results of the three by-elections; and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s newly minted cabinet. On 9 April, Utusan Malaysia ran the word Shameful! in […]

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Najib takes action

Najib takes action

IN the week of 30 March to 5 April 2009, the Malay-language print media focused on Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s appointment as sixth prime minister of Malaysia, what his first actions as premier mean for the on-going by-elections, and the fate of teenage star Diana Danielle as she undertakes her stint in national service. In […]

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All about Umno

All about Umno

ONE event above all others held the attention of the Malay-language press from 23 to 29 March 2009: the 59th Umno general assembly. Commentary dwelt on the need for new party leaders to secure public confidence, expressed unabashed confidence in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s impending rule, and looked forward to the challenges facing Umno in […]

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Upholding Umno

Upholding Umno

WITH Umno elections around the corner, much of the traditional Malay-language press spent time ruminating on the party general assembly that will be held from 24 to 28 March 2009. From 16 to 22 March 2009, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam’s inability to contest in the party polls dominated the news; interviewers quizzed Datuk Seri […]

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Uniting the Malays

Uniting the Malays

BETWEEN 9 and 15 March 2009 — excellent Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results notwithstanding — the defence of the Malay race, disunity among Muslims, and economic troubles worried the opinion pages and editorials of the Malay-language press. Closing ranks Closing ranks, especially along racial lines, was a big theme in the past week. The editorial […]

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