Malaysia: Self-Censorship in Media

Malaysian politician Lim Kit Siang says Media self-censorship under the current prime minister Abdullah is as bad or even worse than under the former prime minister Mahathir. “The latest example is the blackout in the local media of a survey by the Singapore American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) released on Friday that executives of United States companies in Southeast Asia say corruption is a “major impediment” to doing business in five countries in the region, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Singapore was the only country in the survey where corruption was not considered a major issue.”

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