Category Archives: Malaysia

Not all what it seems in the Cadbury incident? – Maverick Indonesia

An update of the Cadbury incident in Malaysia, at the Maverick blog. It appears that the Malaysian Ministry of Health may have been mistaken when they said that there was porcine DNA in Cadbury’s chocolate products. ____________________ Not all what … Continue reading

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What, indeed, should Cadbury do about the calls to jihad?

This is what I wrote for our office blog earlier today: PR Week has an interesting take on the ongoing Cadbury porcine DNA Issue that is being played out in Malaysia. Describing the call by more than 20 Malay-Muslim groups … Continue reading

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Criticism against the Malaysian Government on MH370: Warranted or unfair?

If, like many people and Unspun, you find yourself transfixed by the unfolding drama of the search for MH 370, you are likely to see several threads of opinion surface regarding the performance of the Malaysian Government, helmed by Defence … Continue reading

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Raiding the Ban for Popular Votes?

Even though you may no agree with it you could understand the reasons why Malaysia’s censors might want to ban a film like Noah – the ultra sensitive Muslims in that country bristle at any attempts to dick around with … Continue reading

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How low can Nurfam go on the MH 370 issue?

How low can you go to kick a decent man when he’s down? That is the question that must be asked of The National Union of Flight Attendants (Nufam). The union has asked for the resignation of Malaysia Airlines CER … Continue reading

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How can the Malaysian Government find closure in the MH370 tragedy?

With Malaysian Prime Minister Najib’s announcement that MH 370 had perished in the Indian Ocean, and with no contending evidence to suggest otherwise, situation is moving toward what Crisis Managers would consider the Closure stage. It will take some time, … Continue reading

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Something to like: Friends of Captain Zaharie MH370 Facebook page

If you are family or friend of Captain Zaharie, the pilot of MH370 that went missing more than 10 days ago and feel that much of what is being said about him was unfair, careless or plain sensationalism, what would … Continue reading

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Does the Malaysian Government evoke contempt for its handling of the MH370 incident?

The answer seems to be an unqualified YES! Consider these developments that betray the depth of incompetence, internal conflict and egos at play behind the scenes of the Malaysian Government agencies involved in the MH370 search and rescue effort. There … Continue reading

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What the IGP-DCA discord does to Malaysia’s image as world waits for news of MH370

One sure way of losing the confidence of the public during a crisis-like situation is when principal players and agencies in the government contradict each other. They may have very good reasons for believing what they believe but to the … Continue reading

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Don’t let fake passports story waylay the search and rescue efforts of MH370

  The most dreaded media question by politicians in the West whenever there is a crisis is:” Will you resign your position to take responsibility for this incident/travesty/failure?” But that’s the West. Here in the East journalists, even Western ones … Continue reading

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