Sharaad called me up and asked if I would come on his show (Let’s Talk with Sharaad Kuttan) on Astro AWANI to talk about the Malaysian and also international media landscape.
What is interesting gets hyped up and the truth faces the risk of being pushed down and drowned out.
Yet another review of my latest book, The Asrama Anthology, in the media. This time from the team at Options, The Edge (where I also have a weekly column called Talking Edge!).
Is the apple-polishing culture in the Malaysian media coming back again?
Thanks to an old colleague, Bissme S., from my first ever job at The Sun newspaper for this nice little feature he wrote about the book.
We talk about handicrafts, racist sports and faux family recipes! Sexy stuff!
Malaysians need to mature in their thought process, and once we have matured, then the hate speech spewed by different quarters of the media will die a natural slow death.
Media ownership is a funny thing. Anyone who has the money and the resources to do so can own a media outlet. Is this illegal? Of course not.
I received a notification on my phone. Someone had just followed me on Twitter. I looked at my phone and it was Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the deputy prime minister of Malaysia.
Real issues are pushed aside when sensational stories appear because they require a bit more effort to understand.
It’s a damn if you do and damn if you don’t situation.