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"Launched on November 20th, 1999, offers between 20 to 30 items of news, opinions, editorials, features and letters a day. Since its launch, the website become the leading source of independent news and views on Malaysia. It currently attracts over 50,000 visits a day and over three million page views a month." [1]

" is owned and operated by Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd, a private limited company incorporated in July 1999. Mkini is a digital media company, focusing on Internet and other interactive media technology and information services." [2]

The US Government (USG) notes that "In support of press freedom, we sponsored visits to the U.S. for several key journalists, who returned with a keen awareness of the challenges and benefits of media free from government control. Recently, when police seized the computers of Malaysia’s most independent media outlet, the on-line newspaper Malaysiakini, USG officers reached out to Malaysiakini journalists (a number of whom have been USG grantees) to demonstrate U.S. support for its continued operations." [3]


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