Malaysia has always been a rough place for regular jouranlists.
I remember my first visit to Kuala Lumpur several years ago. I picked up the local paper and was amazed and how “great” the national leaders were and how “rotten” anyone who disagreed with them were.
The power of the government kept a lot of independent papers and magazine under control by either denying them a license to operate or just jailing the editors and publishers.
And now that heavy hand is hitting the online publisher.
Many thanks to Mindy McAdams for pointing this article out: