Storied Malaysian newspaper abruptly shuts after 80 years

Employee receives termination letter from Utusan Malaysia management at the company's headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s oldest Malay-language newspaper, Utusan Malaysia, on Wednesday abruptly ceased publication and placed more than 800 employees on leave, citing declining readership and advertising revenue. Utusan was founded during British colonial rule in 1939 by Yusof Ishak, who later became Singapore’s first president. The paper played an important role in the […]

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