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An audio recording of a conversation allegedly between Umno president Zahid Hamidi and opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was leaked recently to Facebook.

BFM speaks to Bridget Welsh, an honorary research associate from the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute-Malaysia, about whether leaked recordings like this bear a significant impact on the politicians involved.

Next, the station dives into some infamous leaked tapes of the past with Senior Fellow of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Oh Ei Sun.

Lastly, columnist and strategic communications consultant Nathaniel Tan shares his insight on how journalists should report on these headlines.

Producers: Kelvin Yee, Adeline Choong and Alia Zefri
Presenters: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

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loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
27 Apr 2021 8.06am

“An audio recording of a conversation allegedly …. Zahid Hamidi and … Anwar Ibrahim was leaked recently to Facebook.” – nothing came of the police investigation and for that matter, does the police have nothing to do to investigate leaked private conversations?
The boy who cry wolf is still trying to be PM and he will learn to his peril, the PM’s crown offered by UMNO is full of thorns.
It is without doubt the leaked tapes of senior politicians are of interest to the rakyat, yet we are aware, both of them are has beens trying to crawl up to places of power.
Much as I detest the manner PN assumed power, both Zahid and Anwar have much baggage with them!!
GE15 should be called ASAP , yes, I will then accept the results thereof!!

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