Malay Mail

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RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate Malay Mail Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than high due to a lack of transparency with ownership and not providing hyperlinked sourcing.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Malaysia
Press Freedom Rank: LIMITED FREEDOM
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1896 as a newspaper, the Malay Mail is an online Malaysian media organization based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malay Mail stopped its print operations in 2018 and became digital-only. 

Read our profile on Malaysia’s government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

Datuk Siew Ka Wei is the publisher; however, Malay Mail does not openly disclose ownership, and revenue appears to be derived from advertising.

Analysis / Bias

According to Reporters Without Borders, Malaysia is being “threatened by increasing censorship.”

In review, the Malaysia Mail uses loaded language in their headlines and articles such as “As 2020 looms, is right-wing politics on the rise in Malaysia Baharu?” Articles tend to be sourced through quotes; however, they report international news with low bias and maintain factual reporting by utilizing credible news agencies such as Reuters “Biden pushes for long Covid sufferers to be protected by law.” Further, the Malay Mail also publishes clickbait tabloid-style articles such as “Having the urge for ‘casual sex’? Malaysian expert points out why some partners cheat.”

Editorially, they are critical of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), a progressive center-left Malaysian political party that is predominantly Chinese, represents non-Malays, and advocates secularism such as “Cautioning DAP against becoming non-Malay harbor, Chin Tong says ‘Middle Malaysia’ is only way.” In general, the Malay Mail publishes mostly factual news and with a right-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Malay Mail Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than high due to a lack of transparency with ownership and not providing hyperlinked sourcing. (M. Huitsing 03/12/2022)

Source: https://www.malaymail.com/

Last Updated on March 12, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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