A list of happenings in 2010:
20 April – Joshua Wong, a producer, quits NTV7 after alleged political interference by the Prime Minister’s Office and the prime minister’s wife.
13 May – Contract of RTM2 producer for ‘Galeri Mandarin Nasional’ Chou Z Lam terminated
30 June – The annual publication permit for Suara Keadilan, the party organ for Parti Keadilan Rakyat, expires and is not renewed
7 July – The annual publication permit for Harakah, the party publication for PAS, expires
16 July – The Home Ministry renews the annual permit for Harakah
7 Aug – Tan Ean Nee, RTM2 producer of ‘Galeri Mandarin Nasional’, finds her contract not renewed
10 Aug – Filmmaker Fahmi Reza’s lecture, “Student Power”, banned by UiTM
15 Aug – Barely 24 hours after getting permission to present his “Student Power” lecture in UM, Fahmi Reza learns that the UM university administration has canceled said lecture
19 Aug – The annual permit of Rocket is renewed, some thirteen months after its expiration
19 Aug – Jamaluddin Ibrahim, or DJ Jamal on 98.8FM, is asked to go on indefinite leave because of his ‘Say Hi to Malaysia’ program
19 Aug – Police carted away three copies of Body 2 Body by Matahari Books from Kinokuniya bookstore in KLCC, along with The March to Putrajaya by Kim Quek. The books have not been banned, but Amir Muhammad, publisher of Body 2 Body, believes that the authorities only want to “harass the businesses (who stock these books).”
20 Aug – Joseph Seow, editor of Special Weekly, was removed from his post because of a cartoon he published which described PM Najib Razak as “Mr U-Turn”
20 Aug – Hawee bt Osman, a bookseller in Segamat, Johor, was called to give a statement at the IPD Segamat as a witness, under the Sedition Act 1948 because a comic by Zunar, Sumpah di Bumi Komisyen, was sold at her store.
Getting close to a general election, aren’t we?
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