Malaysia: Online newspaper thrives despite freedom of press restrictions

    29 June 2012

    The most popular website in Malaysia is an enigma – an online newspaper that’s thriving in a country where freedom of the press has always been suffocated. Malaysiakini, or Malaysia Now, operates out of shabby offices in Kuala Lumpur – with two-dozen reporters and a shoestring budget. Malaysiakini is considered to be the only independent media outlet with independent financing in all of Malaysia.