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<em>Utusan Malaysia</em> and Teoh Beng Hock

Utusan Malaysia and Teoh Beng Hock

HOW far can a newspaper go in presenting its version of the truth? Yes, it has become generally accepted in Malaysia and internationally that newspapers don’t necessarily print “The Truth” and have their biases. After all, a recent Merdeka Centre survey revealed that almost six out of 10 Malaysians don’t trust the traditional media. But […]

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The cost of losing credibility

The cost of losing credibility

ON 17 June 2010, a startling accusation was made against the Malaysian armed forces. The father of Sergeant N Tharmendran said in a police report that his son, who has been charged with stealing two jet engines from the Sungai Besi air base, was tortured by officers to confess to the theft. The Royal Malaysian […]

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Will a media council work?

Will a media council work?

IN the interest of media freedom, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin recently stepped up to the plate in Parliament by calling for the abolishment of the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA). Khairy advocated the setting up of a national media council and for the media to be allowed to self-regulate without government interference. The […]

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Police urge the public not to speculate on Teoh’s death

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2009: The police have urged the public not to speculate on the cause of the death of Teoh Beng Hock, the aide to Selangor executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said all quarters should wait for the investigation report and not jump […]

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Calls for independent body to probe Teoh’s death (Updated 18 July)

Updated 1.50pm, 18 July 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2009: Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon has called for the setting up of an independent body to facilitate investigation into the death of Selangor state executive councillor’s aide Teoh Beng Hock yesterday. Koh, who was shocked and disturbed over the incident, said there […]

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Selangor exco’s aide found dead (Updated 17 July)

Selangor exco’s aide found dead (Updated 17 July)

Updated at 10.40am, 17 July 2009 SHAH ALAM, 16 July 2009: A Selangor state executive councillor’s special assistant, Teoh Beng Hock, was found dead today in the corridor of the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam. Teoh, who was in his 30s, was believed to have fallen off the building. His body was found lying face-down […]

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