March 14, 2106
To Jahabar, Kay Tat and all my friends at The Malaysian Insider,
Ho Kay Tat and Jahabar Sadiq
I am saddened to read your announcement that The Malaysian Insider will cease its operations by midnight today. Since 2008, The Malaysian Insider has brought together a fine group of cyber-journalists and guest columnists to deliver news, commentaries, and views to Malaysians and others around the world.
To me, you and your associates represent the finest group of committed Malaysians of the present generation who felt strongly about our country and who had never failed to speak the truth to power. I have enjoyed reading The Malaysian Insider and thank you for allowing me to feature your postings on my blog http://www.dinmerican.wordpress.com.
I am also humbled that The Malaysian Insider from time to time saw it fit to feature some of my writings. You will be missed but I know you that you will be back in one form or another in the future because our fight for change is far from over. Best wishes from Phnom Penh.–Din Merican
Friends, Malaysians and Free Men Everywhere-Goodbye from The Malaysian Insider
by Jahabar Sadiq, EDITOR
The Malaysian Insider ceases publication at midnight today.
The Malaysian Insider pic by Jahabar Sadiq, March 14, 2016.
Goodbye readers from near and far, and those reading us in Malaysia despite the government block.
The Edge Media Group has decided to shut down The Malaysian Insider from midnight today, for commercial reasons. Perhaps it is fitting that we go offline at the start of the Ides of March.
I hope we have served you well since our first day of going live on February 25, 2008. And I hope others will continue to serve you in our absence.
We worked as impartial journalists to inform Malaysians and other readers so that they make informed decisions. We worked to make all voices heard in this marketplace of ideas.
But our work in The Malaysian Insider has now come to an end in a Malaysia that more than ever requires more clarity, transparency and information.
All said and done, I want to thank everyone of you in Malaysia, around the world, and those who have been with The Malaysian Insider from day one until now for your support, well wishes and criticism during these fantastic eight years and 18 days of The Malaysian Insider.
I won’t put down my pen, I won’t lay down my camera, I won’t shut up and I won’t be blinkered or turn a deaf ear to what goes on in Malaysia and the world. And I urge all of you to do the same.
And I shall always be the biggest fan of this news portal called The Malaysian Insider.