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Promoting Malaysian mediocrity

Promoting Malaysian mediocrity

What really is all the fuss over the theme, logo and song lyrics of our upcoming Merdeka celebrations? Is it really a case of political manoeuvrings by the Barisan Nasional (BN)? Or poor judgement by the government of the day? Or both? Or does it say something more about what the current federal leadership promotes?

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Karpal’s RM10 mil suit against Utusan on 2 July

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 April 2009: The High Court has fixed 2 July for case management of Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Karpal Singh’s RM10 million suit against Utusan Melayu (M) Sdn Bhd over a defamatory article on his comments on Islam. Deputy Registrar Nazri Ibrahim fixed the date after the case came up before him [...]

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PAS MP Mahfuz Omar wins suit against Utusan

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Dec 2008: PAS Member of Parliament (MP) for Pokok Sena Mahfuz Omar won his defamation suit against Untusan Melayu Berhad and was granted RM120,000 by the High Court here today as damages for libellous words published against him. Judicial Commissioner Mohd Yazid Mustafa, in his decision, held that the words published in [...]

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“Utusan will become very irrelevant”

“Utusan will become very irrelevant”

JOURNALIST Said Zahari was a seminal force in Utusan Melayu during its heyday as an independent publication. He led the paper’s 1961 strike in protest of a takeover bid by Umno, which resulted in him being banned from entering Malaysia. The ban was only lifted in the 1980s. A consummate man of letters, Said has [...]

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A strike for press freedom

A strike for press freedom

THE politics of Utusan Malaysia, with its championing of Malay rights, has raised concerns of late. The influential Malay-language daily is unapologetic about pushing forward the Malay (some would say Umno) agenda, often running roughshod over the sentiments of the other races. But the Utusan Malaysia of today is very different from the Utusan Melayu [...]

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