In a haze over forest fires

“What we know is that there are several foreign investors from Singapore involved. But we can’t just blame them for this since we still need to investigate this further,” said Hadi Daryanto, a senior official at Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry. In this age of satellite imagery what further investigation is needed to zoom in on the […]

Indonesia and Malaysia Truly Garrulous?

Once again Rima Fauzi asks a very pertinent question. This time it’s over the Indonesia-Malaysia spat, triggered most recently by the Pendet dance. So what’s responsible for the noise between the neighbors? Malaysia’s thieving and disrespectful ways or Indonesia’s hypersensitivity? Indonesia vs. Malaysia: Why are Indonesians easily provoked? 09.03.09 | 1 Comment As a people, […]

What would Christ do about undercover hacks?

This is an interesting case where praise and gratitude should prevail over anger. The story: Two Muslim reporters pass off as Christians, attend a ceremony and took communion in an effort to check out rumors that young Muslims are bing converted to Christianity. They write the article saying that the rumors aren’t true. This is […]

The Malaysian equivalent of Pesta Blogger?

Indonesia has Pesta Blogger, Malaysia has BUM. The Blogger’s Universe Malaysia event will take place on May 16, 2009 in Kuala Lumpur and their theme is “have they [mainstream media] failed us? Unspun had an inkling of this event when he bummed into BUM co-chairman Rocky Bru in a mamak stall in Taman TTDI a […]

Only one punishment fit for Mahathir

The ever eloquent Patrick Teoh hits home with the latest nonsense from Mahathir Mohammad, who thinks that he can fool all the people all the time that he’s actually a Malay. Of all the audacious hoaxes and scams perpetrated on the Malaysian people over the years, none has been as audacious and preposterous as Mahathir’s […]

Ahmad Ismail’s suspension: Give ABB a break

It is easy to criticize, especially when you have a blog handy. But Unspun feels that it is also important to give credit when credit is due. Prime Minister and Grand Poobah of Umno Abdullah Badawi has led the Umno supreme council in coming to a decision to suspend Ahmad Ismail’s membership for three years […]

Blog ban a sign of a more deperate Malaysian government?

They say if all you have is a hammer then all your problems start to look like nails. So it is with the Malaysian government. With Anwar Ibrahim now beating at the gates the Badawi government has gotten more desperate. First some low ranking lackey called Saiful was asked to try to frame Anwar by […]

A crisis-like situation confronting F&N Dairies in Malaysia?

Students of crisis and issues management as well as crisis communications should find this case interesting. This case came to Unspun‘s attention when Edward Skading posted a comment in this blog that says: Dear Blogger, Hello. My name is Edward Skading and I am writing to seek your corporation and support to help me uphold […]

Malaysian household name to start blogging soon?

Unspun‘s been told that someone who’s virtually a household name in Malaysia will will be unveiling their blog soon, probably early next month. The blog will mainly be about politics and public affairs. It will probably be on blogspot. The author already has a website that’s more an archive.  Keep your eyes peeled.