And who can save it? Some members of the Umno Supreme Council, which is meeting at this very minute, are expected to raise the NSTP-Utusan Melayu merger talk at the meeting. They have been kept out of the loop and this they found disturbing.
It's been days since a Singapore daily broke the story about the merger of the two Umno-linked media companies. This morning the counters of both companies were suspended and still nobody has officially said anything about it.
The journalists and editors at Utusan Malaysia, always proud of their "Malay chauvinist" newspaper and the fact that they are deemed as representative of Umno and the Malays' voice, are very demoralized. Some are angry.
Watch out for updates.
Update 1 [10pm]. Poster Melayu Malaysia says a minute ago the proposed merger has been put on hold "due to strong resistance among the members of the (Supreme Council)". Thank you, Melayu Malaysia. We'll have to wait for the official announcement before we can thank, and congratulate, the Supreme Council members.
Update 2 [8:50pm]. The National Union Journalists "concerned" with NSTP-Utusan merger. Bernama has the story here.
Update 3. Bernama just filed this story here and here quoting the PM as saying that the identity and the role of Utusan Malaysia must remain should there be a merger between NSTP and Utusan Melayu. He did not spell out what Utusan's identity and role are or how it's possible to retain both if NSTP is allowed to eat it up.
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