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Nation 01 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ready to work with the media

Former journalist Datuk Zainuddin Maidin was named the new Information Minister in the recent Cabinet reshuffle. In an interview with SHAHANAAZ HABIB just after his appointment, he shares his thoughts on the media and the direction he hopes to steer.

Nation 13 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Zam: Print media fond of aping western press

The media have overstepped the boundaries of freedom, Deputy Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin said.

Nation 09 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Move up through unity, says Ling

Malaysians should continue to not judge others by their skin colour but by the strength of their characters, such as honesty, truthfulness and helpfulness, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik said.

Nation 09 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

NUJ: Media Council must be independent

The proposed Malaysian Media Council can only be successful if it were independent, self-regulated and made up of an equal composition of public and media representatives, said the National Union of Journalists.

Nation 12 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Court dismisses council’s leave application to hold EGM

The Federal Court here dismissed with costs on Tuesday the leave application filed by the Bar Council against the decision of the Court of Appeal to stop it from holding an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) and a general meeting to discuss issues concerning the judiciary.

AseanPlus News 09 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bloggers: We’re not racist

HISHAM Mohd Abu Bakar sat quietly in court as the prosecutor read out the seditious remarks his friend of five years, Benjamin Koh Song Huat, had posted on his blog.

AseanPlus News 02 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bloggers prosecuted for sedition

A British colonial law which helped fight a communist insurgency is now being used to prosecute three ethnic Chinese accused of writing racist remarks about ethnic Malays on the Internet, as authorities attempt to crack down on racial intolerance and regulate online expression.

Nation 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tough stand on racial remarks

No racial remarks please, we're Malaysians. But anyone who insists on making them, through publications or websites, be prepared to face the law.

AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lee: Racist remarks will not be tolerated

It does not matter whether inflammatory racist remarks are made online or offline - it is still against the law to stir up distrust and enmity between the races.

AseanPlus News 18 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Third blogger in court over racist remarks

Yet another blogger was hauled to court on Friday for posting allegedly racist remarks online - the third person charged under the Sedition Act this week.