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A Humble Submission 02 Apr 2018 | 12:52 AM

Withdraw the ‘Anti Fake News’ bill

The Government recently tabled a bill known as the Anti Fake News bill in the Dewan Rakyat. The bill was widely criticised by the opposition, civil society groups and media organisations. They argue that if the bill becomes law, it will be used on dissenting and opposition voices.

Making Progress 01 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM

Time to regulate social media?

Social media has been both a boon and a bane. On one hand, it has democratised information, connected billions of people, allowed people to create awareness on current issues, allowed government and agencies to reach out to the people and even made education more accessible.

The Flipside 16 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Show some respect for the Fourth Estate

Locally and abroad, verbal abuse of journalists can lead to physical aggression.

Making Progress 27 Feb 2017 | 5:55 AM

Political discourse in the age of fake news and alternative facts

"Alternative facts" was a phrase used by U.S. Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway during a NBC Meet the Press interview on January 22, 2017, in which she defended White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's highly questionable statement about the attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the United States.