Malaysian Media: Ownership and Control. Rick Shriver Ohio University Electronic Media Zanesville, Ohio. Malaysian Culture. Multi-racial society: ( officially ) Malays 61% Chinese 30% Indians 8% Orang Asli (Orignal Man) , and diverse indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak (Borneo) 1%.
Multi-racial society: (officially)
Self-perpetuating system as elections are called only when Prime Minister is satisfied that the BN has the majority support required to sustain their control of the government.
Most recently disenfranchising thousands of newly registered young voters.
Thus it is under the provisions of the NEP that all corporate ownership is monitored and controlled.
This obviously includes ownership of the media.
*off-air for parts of 1999 & 2000.
*including religious programming
Zero tolerance. Scenes that are deemed “excessive” are excised completely.
Often at the expense of continuity and story-line.
U.S. State Department Report on Human Rights and Practices:
“…leading political figures in the ruling coalition, or companies controlled by them, own most major newspapers.”
All are used to suppress publication of government criticisms.