I answer all your burning questions in my Talking Edge column at Options, The Edge.
What is interesting gets hyped up and the truth faces the risk of being pushed down and drowned out.
Is the apple-polishing culture in the Malaysian media coming back again?
It’s a damn if you do and damn if you don’t situation.
Who is Maria Ozawa and why is she a trending hashtag on Malaysia’s social media map? I for one have never heard of her. Is she someone famous?
The deputy prime minister is contradicting himself when he says that everyone needs to practice self-censorship, yet still encouraging the society to write more books.
Ideas that challenge and contradict other faiths have even more reason not to be banned. The diverse views allow people of different beliefs to come together and accept each other, without trying to persuade or influence others.
What do you think about Beauty and the Beast, fake news and art censorship?
The media, or more specifically the entertainment media, plays a very important role beyond serving as a form of escapism and enjoyment.
The case involving Hendry is a blow to freedom of speech and expression. For a country that is a functioning democracy, it is important that diverse views and perspectives are made available so that dissent and discourse can happen.
Often, I’m asked by my non-journalist friends what it’s like to practice journalism in Malaysia. Well, I’d usually say it is great and that it isn’t different than any other place. I don’t know who I’m kidding.