It’s just duit kopi!
DEC 2 — Corruption was the topic of discussion on the evening programme of my favourite local radio station, BFM, yesterday while I was stuck in traffic. They were talking about corruption relating to the country’s governance and law enforcement. I had my opinions on that but that’s not really what I want to write about here.
The discussion on the programme really got me thinking about corruption in my profession, which is journalism and the media. I’m sure most of you readers would have heard about the recent controversy involving the BBC and the Malaysian government.
The BBC was found to have breached its editorial guidelines by broadcasting paid-for programming that was promoting the Malaysian government. This act would be considered by many, me included, as unethical and corrupt. It involves money and it is misleading. Am I right? [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]