Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Straits Times from Malaysia Down or Delete?

For some odd reason the website was taken down and you get a message like this:

 

“The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later.”

 

A bit strange.. wonder what happen

 

Wikipedia:

The New Straits Times is an English-language newspaper published in Malaysia. It is Malaysia's oldest newspaper still in print (though not the first[1]), having been founded as The Straits Times in 1845, and was reestablished as the "New Straits Times" in 1965. The paper served as Malaysia's only broadsheet format English language newspaper. However, following the heels of British newspapers The Times and The Independent, a tabloid version first rolled off the presses on 1 September 2004 and since 18 April 2005, the newspaper is published only in tabloid size, ending a 160-year-old tradition of broadsheet publication. The New Straits Times currently retails at RM1.20 (~36 USD cents).

The New Straits Times is printed by the New Straits Times Press, which also produced the English language afternoon newspaper, The Malay Mail, until 1 January 2008, as well as assorted Malay language newspapers, most notably the Berita Harian. The New Straits Times is part of Media Prima group of companies which is owned by the dominant political party, UMNO. This ownership has led the newspaper and its sister publications and TV channels to operate as mouth pieces for the government, ignoring tales of vast corruption, with the consequence that young Malaysians ignore or do not trust the mainstream media.

As of 1 January 2009, the Group Editor of the New Straits Times is Syed Nadzri Syed Harun, while Kamrul Idris Zulkifli is Deputy Group Editor. Executive Editors, as of 1 January 2009, Lee Ah Chai (News) and Chandra Segaran (Production) and Lim Thow Boon.

Http://www.nst.com.my

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