Daily Archives: 2014-07-12

Minister Ibrahim’s Statement on the NLB Controversy

By Masked Crusader Minister of Communications and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim, in a Facebook post on the National Library Board (NLB)’s decision to remove and destroy three children’s books has fanned the controversy by stating: “NLB’s approach is to reflect existing social norms, and not to challenge or seek to change them.” The statement suggests that an individual’s rights in matters …

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Blindfolding our children

The Minister of Communications and Information (MCI) has opened up a can of worms in his attempt to explain the removal of two children’s books by the National Library Board (NLB) from its shelves. In his statement, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim said “NLB’s decision was guided by community norms.” “Public libraries serve the community and it is right that they give …

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The explanation that helped NLB little

By Howard Lee In times of crisis, people seek leadership. Leaders calm nerves, set directions, provide clarity and bring people together. What we have on hand – the National Library Board removing a few books from their shelves – might not be anywhere near a crisis (unless you happen to work for NLB), but amidst the conflict, people sought clarity …

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Local coach drivers risk jobs as Malaysians flout regulations

By Terry Xu In a follow up to a story written in September last year, The Online Citizen (TOC) waited outside two hotels after receiving information from sources to look out for more cases of Malaysia coaches fouling the local laws. Inclusive of the earlier two cases which we have filmed and reported, there are a total of 8 cases of Malaysian …

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