Paper-free Tuesday and how they plan to kill off the Sun
At the press conference yesterday, lawyer Haris Ibrahim spoke about how the purchase of the Nexnews group by tycoon Vincent Tan confirms the politics-media nexus responsible for the suppression of press freedom in Malaysia. Nexnews owns the Sun, whom many consider to be the "free-est" daily around.
There's actually more from where that comes from. The Star is expected to announce soon the purchase of 30 percent of Nexnews, for betweeen RM1.80 and RM2 per share. The plan is to place the Sun under the control of the Star. The Star's editorial bosses have been briefed.
Only the Edge will remain in Tong's hands.
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