Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mostly Factual - Mostly Credible and Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate Malaysiakini Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and Mostly Factual for reporting due to poor sourcing of their national news.

Detailed Report

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

History

Founded in 1999, Malaysiakini is a popular Malaysian news blog published in English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil. Malaysiakini is based in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Read our profile on Malaysia’s government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, which Mkini Group Sdn Bhd owns, publishes Malaysiakini. Advertising, sponsored content, and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Malaysiakini uses loaded language in their headlines and articles such as “If the opposition is lying about 1MDB, sue them” and “Setting a world benchmark in reclaiming democracy.”  Malaysiakini tends to poorly source their articles regarding national politics by linking to themselves. They also utilize emotionally loaded language, which has an anti-government tone such as this from the above article: “millions turned up yesterday and overthrew a murderous, corrupt regime without shedding one drop of blood.” The main ruling party this was directed at is considered center-right.

When reporting international news, they demonstrate low bias and maintain factual reporting as they typically republish articles from credible sources such as Reuters.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Malaysiakini Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and Mostly Factual for reporting due to poor sourcing of their national news. (M Huitsing 5/10/2018) Updated (02/02/2022)

Source: https://www.malaysiakini.com/

Last Updated on February 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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