Information in restricted public space

By Tricia Yeoh

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Perhaps the most decisive baffle between Malaysia's two coalitions is being fought in the information arena, and not in by-elections or in parliament. As in most countries, ownership of the mass media affects the level of press freedom greatly. But when draconian laws are also in place strangling information flow, as in Malaysia, then we have a serious problem. However, necessity is the mother of invention.ONE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL pillars of any modern democracy is a free mass media. It...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.