What is aNewMalaysia.com? 

 

A news aggregator of Malaysian political news

Daily news reporting of Malaysian political news and government initiatives by the local mainstream media.  

Government Programmes 

Aggregator of Federal and State government aid and programmes.

Current Issues that Impact Malaysians 

Research publication of current issues that impact the lives of Malaysians. 

What is the purpose of aNewMalaysia.com? 

The Archive  

Archived journey of the new Malaysia. 

The Connection 

Connects the disconnected government-people communication and information gap. 

Media/New Literacy 

We promote the importance of media and new literacy amongst Malaysians. 

Political Maturity and Responsibility

We encourage Malaysians to read, understand and be knowledgable in local political, policies and government aid programmes development.

 

 

October 2018

Foreign workers are not stealing your jobs or suppressing wages, says the report

Migrant workers tend to enter low-skilled jobs while Malaysians generally go into skilled and semi-skilled ones, a Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) report said. 

 

'Policymaking must consider disparities in income between states'

Policymaking must consider income threshold differences across states as there are huge disparities in the middle 40% (M40) income threshold between different states in 

 

What is Media and New Literacy? 

 

Keep an open-mind

Do not start reading by absolutely believing, reserve some scepticism, be doubtful as to the truth of something.

Ask questions

Who made this?
Why did they make it? 
Is it for or against something or someone? 
Are they trying to get a big reaction from me or just inform me? How can I tell?

Know the different types of journalism 

Besides actual news reporting, there are all kinds of news.

Fact-based news such as daily news reports, investigative journalism and research studies.

Opinion pieces such as views by columnist and blog sites.

Two sides to a coin 

In most situations, there are always two sides to a story.  Explore to find out what is on the other side and also the other perspectives on the same issue.

Be curious, thirst for knowledge 

Especially on important issues that impact your life and community, be curious and invest your time to gather as much information as possible on the subject.

Use Fact-checking sites 

Check the facts on fact-checking sites.

Telltale signs to look out for 

Is anyone else reporting this news?
Check the site section "About Us" section  

Fact-Checking

 

What is Fact-Checking?

How do you know if what you are reading is fact or fiction? The following sites can help verify the information and separate fact from fiction.

Sebenarnya.my >

Fact-checking site developed by Malaysia’s Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) 

OpenSecrets.org
URL: https://www.opensecrets.org (2017)

 

FactCheck.org
URL: http://www.factcheck.org (2008)

PolitiFact
URL: http://www.politifact.com/ (2015)

Poynter
URL: http://www.poynter.org (2017)

Snopes

URL: http://www.snopes.com (2009)

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