Utusan to close shop permanently on Wednesday?

When asked if any discussion is ongoing, the president of the National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJM), Taufik Razak, replied: “Yes, we are discussing what course of action to take next.” Source (pic): TTF

Malaysia’s oldest Malay language daily Utusan Malaysia may shut down on Wednesday.

The National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJM) president Taufik Razak, who is also a member of staff at the publication, told Malay Mail that he was informed about the matter by his colleagues, but has yet to receive a confirmation by the publication’s management.


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s oldest Malay language daily Utusan Malaysia may shut down on Wednesday.

Malay Mail understands there is a meeting on the matter taking place at Utusan’s office at the time of writing.

The National Union of Journalists Malaysia (NUJM) president Taufik Razak, who is also a member of staff at the publication, told Malay Mail that he was informed about the matter by his colleagues, but has yet to receive a confirmation by the publication’s management.


“We will be working, our last day is on Wednesday. After that, we will close down. No more operation,” Taufik, who is also the Utusan Malaysia NUJ branch chairman, said.

“We have yet to receive anything in black and white, but we (NUJ Utusan) were informed by staff and their bosses informed them,” Taufik said when contacted.

When asked if any discussion is ongoing, he replied: “Yes, we are discussing what course of action to take next.”

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