Friday, July 31, 2015

Aksi sepak terajang politik semakin panas

ASSALAMUALAIKUM! WADUH! Satu minggu yang penuh drama. Pengguguran TS Muhyiddin Yassin dari jemaah menteri menjadi topik perbualan hangat di mana2 saja. Keputusan kerajaan untuk menamatkan khidmat Attorney General TS Gani Patail juga menjadi tajuk bualan yang besar dan panas. Sehari selepas pengguguran Muhyiddin, PM DS Najib Razak melantik DS Zahid Hamidi sebagai timbalan perdana menteri yang baru. Bagi wartawan, banyak betul bahan berita muka depan. Bagi orang2 politik, keputusan ini menghasilkan kejutan besar yang masih lagi diperkatakan di mana saja. Dalam sidang akhbarnya, Najib berkata keputusan itu dibuat dengan rasa sedih. Namun, realiti politik memaksa MP Pekan itu berbuat demikian. Bagi Muhyidin pula, MP Pagoh itu kekal sebagai Timbalan Presiden Umno. Ini tidak pernah berlaku dalam parti Umno dan dalam negara. Biasanya timbalan presiden dilantik menjadi Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Dalam keadaan sekarang, Naib presiden Zahid yang memegang jawatan TPM. Situasi ini belum pernah wujud dalam parti dan dalam negara. Kita cuba lihat apa lagi yang akan berlalu dalam politik tanahair seminggu dua ni. Saya pasti sepak terajang politik tidak berakhir dengan rombakan kabinet ini. Tungguu....

Monday, July 27, 2015

Edge online version to get more traffic?

ASSALAMUALAIKUM and Salam sejahtera! I got a lot of questions asking about the suspension of the Edge. Many friends in the media industry talk extensively about the suspension too. Suspending a publication will always invite scrutiny. Sometimes, it's not a question of right or wrong. Rather, it is a question of whose judging, depending on which side of the divide are you. Then again, the timing of the suspension is also subject to discussions. Why now? Why not earlier? Will there be any more suspension? Will it stop at suspension? Those who practise the trade also have their views. There are those who believe that the Edge has down what a newspaper is tasked to do - to inform, educate, entertain. In some instances, also to expose. Every newspaper in the country, has, at some time or other, exposed wrongdoings, shortcomings and a host of other misdemeanours. Be they from the establishment or elsewhere. There are also media practitioners who may look at the Edge with suspicion. They may feel that such expose by the Edge may be too much and may even affect national security etc. Like I said, it's not a question of who's right or wrong. It's a question of who's judging. Then again, by the norms of traditional journalism, the Edge could very well have done what they feel to be correct and expected. The newspaper made some very strong allegations. And they are prepared to stick to their belief. I reckon suspending the Edge would not stop the group from publishing more stories online. All newspapers have their online versions. All newspapers have difficulty in monetising their online versions. I suspect, the Edge may capitalise on the suspension of its print version to further strengthen its online version editorially and revenue wise. I really don't know but I won't discount that possibility. Three months suspension would give the online Edge a boost, I think.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Will The Edge do better after suspension?

Assalamualaikum. I read the news that a weekly financially daily, The Edge, has been suspended. This came in the wake of several revelations made by the weekly pertaining to issues concerning the controversial 1MDB. The suspension is to last three months effective immediately. The publisher and editor of the weekly said the newspaper stand by their revelations,come what may. This is not the first time the Government has suspended a newspaper. Many years ago, the 1980s, the Govt had also suspended the Star newspaper. It lasted three months. After suspension, the Star resumed publication and has risen in influence and circulation, not to mention profitability. Many people expect the Edge would benefit from the suspension too. We'll wait and see. In the media industry, a news organisation usually gain ground after having acquired a certain degree of notoriety. Time will tell though..

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Satu lagi percubaan mati hidup kembali

Assalamualaikum dan salam sejahtera. Saya cuba kembali menghiduplkan blog ini. Udah beberapa kali mencuba tetapi sudah lupa log in name dan password. Alhamdulillah, hari ini saya bernasib baik dan dapat masuk blog. Lanskap dunia blogging sudah menjadi lebih besar dengan pelbagai betuk dan ragam. Teknologi membolehkan ini semua menjadi atau "possible." Saya akan cuba tulis satu posting malam ini, insyaaAllah.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


SALAM! This is Visit Malaysia Year, but events in the past two weeks had caused the country in the global limelight in a unplanned way. Everyday Malaysia is mentioned in the world media, regardless in which corner of the world they are. The search for the missing MAS flight MH370 has caught everyone's attention. Some of the biggest names in world television networks are here. They have been camping the Sama-Sama Hotel just next door to the Kuala Lumpur International Airpport, Sepang. Everyday at 1730 hours, a press conference is held. The Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein is the main spokesman and this is beamed live across the globe. The missing MH370 has helped make the country known. It is a sad way of getting the world's attention. Let us continue to pray for the safe return of the 239 persons on board. They have been missing for the last 15 days.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


ASSALAMUALAIKUM! Bertemu kembali di sini selepas begitu lama menghilang diri. Kisah kehilangan MH370 menyebabkan blog ini wajib dihiduplan semula. Ini kali ketiga saya berusaha menghidupkannya semula. Setelah hilang selama 11 hari, kita masih tertanya-tanya apakah yang sudah menimpa nasib MH370 dan semua yang di dalam pesawat itu. Kita tunggu kisah lanjut pesawat ini. Media tempatan penuh dengan berita yang menjadi bualan setiap orang di negara kita. Tidak ada berita yang lebih mendebarkan dari kisah MH370 ini. Di tahun 1970an, negara digemparkan dengan pesawat Mas yang jatuh terhempas di Tanjung Kupang Johor. Kita juga digemparkan dengan pesawat JAL yang jatuh terhempas di Elmina Estate Sg Buloh beberapa tahun dulu. Semuanya peristiwa berdarah. Kita berdoa agar nasib MH370 tidak seburuk pesawat2 ini. Mari kita berdoa keselamatan semua yang di dalam MH370, moga2 mereka semua pulang ke pangkuan keluarga masing2 dengan selamat, insyaAllah.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Najib suntik semangat setiakawan di Gaza

SALAM! Syabas PM Najib kerana pergi ke Gaza, walaupun singkat. Pemergian Najib ke Gaza ialah satu lagi simbol komitmen rakyat Malaysia terhadap sebuah negara yang dipijak oleh rejim Zionis Israel. Tak sesiapa pun boleh faham dengan mendalam kesengsaraan rakyat Palestin sehingga mereka tidak pergi ke situ. Saya sempat pergi ke Gaza sebanyak 2 kali, dan setiap kali ke sana saya dapat menghalusi keperitan yang mereka rasa. PM Najib mungkin tidak boleh memberi bantuan besar seperti membebaskan rakyat Palestine dari cengkaman Israel, tetapi ia cukup untuk memberi sokongan moral kepada sebuah negara yang merempat di bumi sendiri. Gaza memerlukan semangat, wang berjuta dan sokongan poltik satu dunia untuk hidup sebagai sebuah negara yang benar2 merdeka. Rakyat Palestine sendiri berpecah belah dan berpuak-puak, dengan fahaman ideologi yang berbeza-beza. Tetapi setiap orang dari mereka mahukan keamaan dan kemerdekaan yang boleh menjamin kesejahteraan setia warganegara itu. PM Najib tak mungkin boleh menjamin itu semua, tetapi semangat setiakawan dunia sejagat amat penting jika kita mahu melihat dunia yang aman dan harmonis. Konflik di mana saja di bumi Allah ini boleh merebak dan mengancam keamaan dunia. Sama-samalah kita bantu dan bina mahligai keamanan dunia kita.