The race to report Mahathir

Once upon a hill, restriction to official functions and press conferences used to be confined only to certain types of news organisation such as Malaysiakini and other online newspapers.

Now, as we progress in time, the ethnic background of the reporters concerned apparently has become a stumbling block too.

It was reported today that the talk on ‘Malay race and the future’ given by former premier Mahathir Mohamed — who incidentally was once closely associated with that concept of ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ — was only to be covered by journalists of Malay descent. ‘Others’ were not permitted to cover the event.

This incident is obviously a cause for concern, and it is hoped that the National Union of Journalists, among other groups, would take notice.

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5 Responses to “The race to report Mahathir”


  1. 1 LastChance 2 February 2011 at 6:40 am

    TDM IS OUR “BAPA PEMODENAN” AND DIRECTED US TO A VISION FOR THE NATION. BASED ON THE WORDS HE USED, THINGS HE SAID AND DO. HE IS ALSO THE HIPOCRITE AND THE DIVIDER OF THIS NATION. SO MUCH DIVIDE BETWEEN THE RACE, BETWEEN CITIES AND RURAL, BETWEEN THE RICH AND POOR, BETWEEN THE HAVE AND NOT. ALL THESE DIVIDE HAPPEN WHEN HE STARTED ABUSE THE PRIVILEGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ELITE/CRONIES …. THIS IS INSANE AND SINFUL.

  2. 2 leekh 2 February 2011 at 3:16 pm

    We are on the way….Apartheidom here we come!

  3. 3 Chinese Boy 2 February 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I thought Dr M refuted LKY that in Malaysia all races have equal opportunity ? I am confused. So Dr M is a liar that has conned the country for so many years. Malaysians are easily conned

  4. 4 charlie chan 2 February 2011 at 7:44 pm

    is malaysia progressing from year to year or declining to a failed state status? are the livelihood of malaysians improving that is our standard of living is improving? where are we now? our national debt stands at rm 450 billion. our corruption index is the highest now. crime rate is high and inflation is now skyrocketing to new levels with oil prices increased by bn for ron 97 to rm 2.50 per litre. ramnpant corruption is seen everywhere from glc to govt contracts. what a beautiful country- the plundering continues unabated and yet umno / bn is voted into power in every general elections. voters vote for the best idiots – tainted by corruption and moral issues. this is malaysia in 2011.

  5. 5 Richard 2 February 2011 at 8:42 pm

    To the people of Malaysia of every race, creed and religon: the time has come to make a stand and demand a clean, efficient, fair and transparent government. Follow the examples of Tunisia, Eygpt, Yemen etc. Putrajaya must change for the better for its peoples. It is time to take to the streets!!!


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