Category Archives: press

The Malaysian Reserve reviewed my latest book ‘Guide to Indie Filmmaking’


Amir Hafizi from The Malaysian Reserve wrote a nice review of my latest book ‘Guide to Indie Filmmaking‘. You can click on the image above or HERE to read it. My only beef with the review is that not once did Amir mention ‘sexy’ and ‘macho’ in relations to me! Thanks buddy!

Of course you can get my book at all the major bookstores in Malaysia. Or you can get it at the FAT BIDIN E-STORE too (with some attractive packages as well!)!



Listen to ‘Is TV News Dying?’, a radio documentary by BFM 89.9

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Click on the image above to listen to the podcast.

I was featured on a radio documentary by BFM 89.9 entitled ‘Is TV News Dying?‘ last weekend. And it’s now available online as a podcast. So go listen to my sexy voice! For those who know me well… you would know what I think of the issue!


The Fat Bidin Vlog (Ep 2) – #AtTheEdge protest to fight for media freedom & family priorities!

The Fat Bidin Vlog

Ep 2 – #AtTheEdge protest to fight for media freedom & family priorities!

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#AtTheEdge rally for media freedom (8th August 2015)

Due to the gigantic scandalous boo-boo that is 1MDB, the Malaysian government has been cracking down on anyone and everyone who dares to voice out and investigate it. The Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was dropped from his post. Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers being transferred and interrogated. And The Edge publications being suspended.

And so journalists have grown tired of it. Hence, the #AtTheEdge media freedom raly took place today, 8th August 2015, in Kuala Lumpur. Members of te media and NGO representatives marched from Central Market to Dataran Medan Pasar. to show voice their anger and protest at the government for trying to curb freedom of the media.

Below are pictures I took. Enjoy them for now and be patient. I am editing the video I shot for The Fat Bidin Vlog, which will be up soon! I’ll be damn if I’m going to let freedom of speech be sacrificed in Malaysia.

Participants, journalists and lawyers gathered in front of Central Market early in the morning before the rally at 11am.
Lau Chak Onn, editor-in-chief of and a member of the rally’s organising committee, looking dead serious at the start of the event.
Fathi Aris Omar (holding the hailer), journalist and a member of the organising committee (GERAMM), leading the march.
Journalism definitely is not a crime!
Marching on for freedom of speech.
Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, Umno member and CEO of the Global Movement of Moderates, speaking to the crowd.
Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, lawyer and activist, rallying the crowd to fight for their rights.
Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, PAS member and founding member of the NGO Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB), addressing the crowd.
The media will not be intimidated and silenced!
Here is a picture of me doing my thing at the rally. (Pic by Nazrul Tahir)
Here is a picture of me doing my thing at the rally. (Pic by Nazrul Tahir)

The numbers game may not be all bad for news and journalism content


From a journalist and content producer’s perspective, development of stories is considered very sacred and full of integrity. Never will we sway to the winds of metrics, ratings and numbers.

But, just hold it right there.

Actually, reader and viewer data can be put to good use for developing good quality content. It just needs to be read and interpreted correctly.

Of course, click bait headlines and Kardashian-like rubbish stories will get the high numbers. But it is the consistent, high-quality, society-benefitting content that keeps the right audience.

And once we learn that value the demographics and psychographics of the audience, only that will we be able to look past the PVs (page views), UV (unique page views), bounce rates and whatever else.

Once we know who is watching us, then we will know how to cater to them. It’s like that old saying that kind of goes like ‘it’s better to shoot like a sniper and get the one you want, rather than spray with a machine gun and hope you hit something’. Or something like that lah!

And the article that inspired this in me is by digital expert David Higgerson: Why audience targets can be good for journalism