KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 – The Home Minister had suspended the publishing permit of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months from July 27. The Edge said they had received the official letter from the KDN stated that actions is due to two publications’ reporting of 1MDB were “prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interest”.
KDN letter said that there were a failure to stop publication for three months will result in the withdrawal of the publishing permits. The Edge Media Group publisher and CEO Ho Kay Tat expressed their disappointment with KDN’s decision of withdrawing of their publishing permits.
CEO Ho Kay Tat said that they does not see how exposing the scam to cheat the people of Malaysia of billions of ringgit can be construed as being detrimental to public and national interest. This also not the way than taking a move to shut us down in order to shut us up. Meanwhile, the Edge will go to the court with try and get the suspension lifted.
“I also would urged our reader and advertiser for continue support through our digital platforms such as theedgemarkets.com, theedgeproperty.com, themalaysianinsider.com and edgy.my during our printed news will not be available for three months. The Edge Media Group’s Malaysian has a workforce of around 350 for its Malaysian operations,” he added.