Malaysiakini gets praises for holding on to its ideals:
Charter 2000-Aliran hails the unwavering and principled stand taken by Malaysiakini not to pull down the two videos related to the controversial cow-head demonstration in Shah Alam recently.
Such a principled move is praiseworthy especially when the online newspaper is now under tremendous pressure from the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission to withdraw the said videos from public viewing.
This stand has great political significance for the journalists and their commitment to truth should not be allowed to be trampled upon by the powers-that-be that do not respect, let alone appreciate the fundamental values pertaining to justice, freedom of expression and the media’s responsibility to speak the truth and shame the devil.
Read the rest here.
MCMC has proven itself to be just a tool of the Barisan Nasional. It’s crystal clear why it exists and what it is meant to do. It’s latest stunt of harassing Malaysiakini journalists for posting a video of the Home Minister aka ISA Minister aka Keris-wavering UMNO politician shows that it is nothing but a coward.
Another reason yet for all those who haven’t bought subscriptions to start doing so now.