I read in the papers today that the merger between the New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad* and Utusan Melayu Berhad is OFF. I wrote just that on December 21 last year. Flashback here.
Just two nights ago, at the Chinese Assembly Hall, journo-blogger A. Kadir Jasin told a forum on the proposed merger that the merger could lead to a revolt against Abdullah Badawi within the Umno supreme council. In any case, some people would have made a killing in the stock market from this botched merger attempt (read here).
Kudos to the journalists and editors at Utusan Melayu who did not back down in their fight against the merger.
* This company has said it is suing this blog