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The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 61) – Is English language media what we need in Malaysia?


The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 61) – Is English language media what we need in Malaysia?

How far along does the English media (print, broadcast, online, cinema, theatre, etc) play a role in nation-building? Does it even have a role in Malaysia?

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The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 60) – Voting in Parliament is undemocratic now?


The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 60) – Voting in Parliament is undemocratic now?

Apparently there’s a BN MP who’s planning to sign some Statutory Declaration and vote against the Prime Minister in a vote of no confidence in Parliament. And apparently that’s undemocratic?

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Facebook is reportedly developing a breaking news app


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Looks like Facebook is doing it again. They’re trying to get into the news business with a new app that is suppose to distribute breaking news. This comes after they’re failed attempt at publishing longer forms of content via Instant Articles.

This new app that they are rumoured to be developing, as reported by Business Insider, is very similar to Twitter.

From Business Insider:

Details are still vague, but here’s how Facebook’s new product, which is currently in early (“alpha”) testing, will supposedly work.

  • Users will download a new mobile app by Facebook
  • Users will then choose partnering publications they want to follow on the app and topics (or “stations” and “substations”) they want to receive breaking news alerts about. Facebook has apparently selected only a few companies to launch with.
  • When there is breaking news, partnering publications can create mobile notifications that will blast out to all of the followers instantly, as fast as a tweet would.
  • The mobile alerts allow for up to 100 characters of text and a url to the news article on that publication’s website. One publication can’t create a notification for another, for example.
  • The blast will go out, and when people click on the link, they’ll be taken to the publication’s website to read the article.

I guess if first you don’t succeed, try and try again!

The Fat Bidin Vlog (Ep 1) – Multimedia journalism, 1MDB & a false labour!


I have decided to start vlogging! Yeah! Whatever! This is the first episode and I hope it becomes a weekly affair. It might be crap or it might be brilliant.

The Fat Bidin Vlog

Ep 1 – Multimedia journalism, 1MDB & a false labour!

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The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 58) – Malaysian government’s horrible perception management


The Fat Bidin Podcast (Ep 58) – Malaysian government’s horrible perception management

Regardless of being in the right or in the wrong, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration doesn’t seem to be placing any importance in managing the public’s perception of allegations against Najib and the government. What can be done better?

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