COMMENT | I woke up to the surprising news that Umno is looking to sell off its stake in Media Prima.
Here’s a little background. Media Prima is one of the biggest media organisations in Malaysia. It owns four TV channels (TV3, ntv7, 8TV and TV9), four radio stations (Fly FM, Hot FM, One FM and Kool FM) and three newspapers (New Straits Times, Berita Harian, and Harian Metro).
And Umno, well, we all know what Umno is. They used to be the government (I had to say it!).
Under the Umno administration, or more accurately the BN administration, the government used to control the mainstream media tightly, because they actually owned the mainstream media...