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Mob in Pekan Nanas

Mob in Pekan Nanas

FROM 20 to 26 April 2009, the Chinese media highlighted the Pekan Nanas school-fight-turned-mob incident. The media also rejoiced at the Higher Education Ministry’s announcement to allow New Era College to conduct its media studies courses in Mandarin. Nanyang Siang Pau and Merdeka Review also reported on Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob’s intention [...]

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Muhyiddin under fire

Muhyiddin under fire

FOR the week of 13 to19 April 2009, the Chinese media focused on Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s controversial statement about the Chinese Malaysian community; reactions to the increasingly racist slant in articles published in Utusan Malaysia; and a Media Prima directive concerning the Altantuya Shaariibuu case. On 13 April, all the Chinese [...]

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Confidence booster for Pakatan Rakyat

Confidence booster for Pakatan Rakyat

FOR the week of 6 to 12 April, the Chinese media spotlighted the impact of the three by-elections on the Pakatan Rakyat, the announcement of the new cabinet line-up, and the barring of online news site Merdeka Review from covering the event at the Prime Minister’s Department. On 10 April, an article titled Pakatan Rakyat [...]

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All about Najib

All about Najib

FOR the week of 30 March to 5 April 2009, the Chinese media continued to highlight the election campaigns of the three by-elections slated for 7 April. In the same week, Malaysia also witnessed history when Datuk Seri Najib Razak was made Malaysia’s sixth prime minister. In Oriental Daily on 2 April, writer Lin Feng examined [...]

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Racism, Umno and media control

Racism, Umno and media control

FOR the week of 23 to 29 March 2009, the Chinese media highlighted reactions towards Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s criticism of Chinese educationists, Umno’s direction after the party polls, the suspension of two political newsletters, and the barring of online media from the Umno general assembly. During a rally organised by the right-wing Malay group Perkasa [...]

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Trouble in run-up to polls

Trouble in run-up to polls

FOR the week of 9 to 15 March 2009, the Chinese media highlighted Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam being barred from the Umno party polls; trouble brewing within the Chinese education movement in the run-up to its annual general assembly; and the EPF declaring a 4.5% dividend for 2008. Ali RustamTurmoil within Umno was spotlighted in [...]

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