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Is there an investigative journalism culture in Malaysia?


BFM 89.9 had an interesting discussion about the state of journalism in Malaysia. Joining the hosts Ezra Zaid and Umapagan Ampikaipagan were guests Chak Onn Lau (Editor-In-Chief of Cilisos.my) and Joseph Sipalan (Assistant News Editor at the Malay Mail Online).

The discussion was very candid and they talked about a lot of things, from how Malaysia lacks an investigative journalism culture to how number-chasing has become the order of the day for many news sites.

Click here or on the image above to listen to the podcast.

The promotion campaign for my book & DVD has begun… with a sexy ass TV appearance and a first review in a newspaper

After the official launch, the promotion of my book and DVD ‘OPERATION NASI KERABU: FINDING PATANI IN AN ISLAMIC INSURGENCY‘ has been going along quite well. How can it not when you have such a sexy ass guy behind it (ME of course!). Last week, I was on ntv7’s The Breakfast Show along with Tuwaedaniya Meringing, the main character of my book and film who so graciously flew down to Kuala Lumpur from Thailand to help me with my promotion campaign. (The clip below is courtesy of ntv7 and Primeworks Studios)

And a few days ago, The Malay Mail wrote a decent review of my book, which you can read online here.

The book can be found at any major book store at the price of RM25 (and this includes a free DVD of my documentary film ‘THE LIFE & TIMES OF AN ISLAMIC INSURGENCY‘!). You can also buy it online at FATBIDIN.COM/STORE/. So please buy the book people! I need to feed my four month old daughter! She’s been crying for milk for a long time now!

How a documentary filmmaker and a TV news anchor ended up together! Aww… how sweet!

An article in the Malay Mail about how a documentary filmmaker and a news anchor ended up together! Aww… how sweet! My favourite part is where the writer stated my age being 26! Muahahaha! [Click here or here to read the article]

Okay… you can throw up now!