28 Feb '16, 1am

Sliding towards an authoritarian state - Ooi Kok Hin (TMI)

Ooi Kok Hin The Malaysian Insider 27 February 2016 A government that uses state agencies to silent its critics. A government that demands loyalty from mainstream media. A government that abuses state resources for its political advantage and distributes propaganda books in the universities. A government that bans a newspaper and threatens its critics with sedition. Is this Malaysia, Egypt, Thailand or North Korea? On its eighth birthday, The Malaysian Insider is banned by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in the name of “national security”. The country is becoming more and more unrecognisable. When I read the news these days, I feel a tinge of shame and anger because these are the kind of news that are reported from and about despotic regimes around the world. Is this really Malaysia and not North Korea, Egypt or Thailand? Not so long ago, our e...

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