Saturday, July 25, 2015
Will The Edge do better after suspension?
Assalamualaikum. I read the news that a weekly financially daily, The Edge, has been suspended. This came in the wake of several revelations made by the weekly pertaining to issues concerning the controversial 1MDB. The suspension is to last three months effective immediately. The publisher and editor of the weekly said the newspaper stand by their revelations,come what may. This is not the first time the Government has suspended a newspaper. Many years ago, the 1980s, the Govt had also suspended the Star newspaper. It lasted three months. After suspension, the Star resumed publication and has risen in influence and circulation, not to mention profitability. Many people expect the Edge would benefit from the suspension too. We'll wait and see. In the media industry, a news organisation usually gain ground after having acquired a certain degree of notoriety. Time will tell though..