Posted on 21 March 2011 By Bernice Low.
IT’S not every day that one gets a personal greeting from the prime minister via e-mail or SMS. But when Datuk Seri Najib Razak did just that to over five million Malaysians for Chinese New Year in February 2011, he got flak from the DAP in Parliament for imprudent use of taxpayers’ dollars. Another DAP [...]
Posted in Guest Column
Posted on 25 October 2010 By Jacqueline Ann Surin.
“WAIT till we get to Putrajaya,” Teresa Kok laughs. The three-term Member of Parliament for Seputeh in Kuala Lumpur says even though the Pakatan Rakyat swept into power in 2008 to form the Selangor government, it still faces discrimination. “We are still treated like the opposition,” Kok, who is also state assemblyperson for Bandar Kinrara [...]
Posted in Found in Malaysia
Posted on 17 August 2010 By Deborah Loh.
PETALING JAYA, 17 Aug 2010: A new non-governmental organisation, the South East Asia Media Legal Defence Network (SEAMLDN), is all set to provide journalists in the region with legal protection. SEAMLDN, which was soft-launched in Kuala Lumpur on 23 July 2010, will provide legal assistance, including payment of legal fees, to journalists and media organisations. [...]
Posted in News
Posted on 08 July 2010 By Ding Jo-Ann.
WHOM should the media be accountable to – the public or the government? Judging from the Home Ministry’s refusal to renew the permit of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) newspaper Suara Keadilan, it appears the government is still intent on making the media answerable to it. The ministry was apparently “not satisfied” with Suara Keadilan’s response [...]
Posted in Commentary
Posted on 30 June 2010 By Gan Pei Ling.
PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak promised to review the ISA when he came into office in April 2009. But the government continues to defend the need for detention without trial in the interest of “national security”. In the meantime, those who have been detained under the ISA tell stories of state abuse of power and torture.
In this second of a series of interviews with former ISA detainees, The Nut Graph speaks with Mat Sah Mohd Satray and his wife, Norlaila Othman, about his arrest and detention under the ISA in April 2002.
Posted in Exclusives
Posted on 11 February 2010 By Deborah Loh.
SEPUTEH Member of Parliament Teresa Kok’s response to the MP Watch: Eye on Parliament project, which asks all 222 MPs six questions. (source: parlimen.gov.my)Name: Teresa Kok Constituency: Seputeh Party: DAP (Opposition) Years as MP: Since 1999 Government position: None Party position: DAP national organising secretary Membership in parliamentary committees or caucus: Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar [...]
Posted in MP Watch