Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Malaysia now bans Tamil-language newspaper

The BN government's decision to ban the Tamil-language daily Makkal Osai certainly does not reflect PM Abdullah's new administration well, especially given the facts that : (1) no official reason has been given for the ban, (2) it is popularly believed, rightly or otherwise, that the Tamil newspaper is banned because it covered more or more positive news of the now Parliamentary Opposition and (3) 5 HINDRAF leaders are still being held without trial under the Internal Security Act (ISA). The fact that no official explanation is offered for the ban shows that the BN is still arrogant and many Malaysians certainly see it that way.

Encyclopaedia Britannica still not banned yet


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