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Kadir blames '4th-floor boys' for Utusan Malaysia's demise

Veteran newsman says political interference in the paper and other mainstream media saw them being rejected.

9.10.2019

Veteran newsman says political interference in the paper and other mainstream media saw them being rejected. FMTNews

Veteran newsman says political interference in the paper and other mainstream media saw them being rejected.

In a blog post, Kadir, a veteran newsman, said the unprofessional and excessive interference by the “fourth- floor boys” during the Abdullah era led to readers doubting the paper’s credibility.

The situation, he said, became worse under Najib’s “fourth-floor boys” who enlisted the help of “consultants” who took a “slash and burn” approach.

Kadir said he could not see how Utusan could be saved unless it was taken over by a new owner who is committed to new age journalism ideals and has deep pockets.

Today, it was announced that Utusan, the country’s oldest Malay language daily, which started as a Jawi daily in Singapore in 1939, and Kosmo! would cease all operations from today.

Read more: Free Malaysia Today

OOOO.... ADA BUDAK DI TINGKAT 4...NI FORM 4 KECIK2 DAH PANDAI EH... 😝😝 political interference, this old man is full of shit lah. He put all his men in nst and berita harian after ge14. Bullshitlah! Agreed. Utusan was a must read, especially when I was sitting for my STPM Kertas Am many, many years back. Now it has been reduced to biased garbage tabloid. Good focking riddance.

Terus terang aku cakap,aku pernah berdepan dengan org2 yg melabel kan akhbar itu dan ini sampah.. cerita menipu dan mcm2 lagi. Mereka suka cerita yg memuji siapa yg mereka sokong. Fakta. Jadi sape yg ptt d salahkan Imam masjidketua kg? Or nenek di rmh org tua? Ape yg aku tahu ni semua keje org politik yang menyebabkan rakyat xnak membeli koran..malah menjelekkan koran2 tertentu... Semua salah ahli politik .... PEMBUNUH SEGALA YG WUJUD ADALAH AHLI POLITIK NAJIS

Apa ni?! If you cannot attract readers and sales, then that's it. You want endless grants or financial help, is it? 4th floor boys? KJ? napoleontheONE If political parties are strong and performing, no need to buy media to control news. Nothing like being praised by a neutral paper for your efforts. Priceless to achieve political mileage.'Understandably, some media are not worth believing. Its propaganda, not news. '

You should know better - after all, you were the 'liaison' that coordinated what does and doesn't gets published back in the 80s itself - setting a gold standard in political intervention for media manipulation. You should know better - after all, you were the 'liaison' that coordinated what does and doesn't gets published back in the 80s itself - setting a gold standard in political intervention in media manipulation.

napoleontheONE What about the decay that started at NST during Kadir Jasin's time as editor-in-chief. Did he conveniently forget that? He attacked anwaribrahim like a hound dog. People lost faith in NST. It never went back to its glory days.

Kadir trains guns on Pak Lah, Najib's 'fourth-floor boys' over Utusan's fateHe says their actions led people to believe that Umno-linked media was biased and lacked credibility. Wah, pandai putar belit sampai penipuan jadi kebenaran. Dari 1981, siapa yg mula memberi tekanan politik sampai terjadi sebegini? Najib mmg ikut la tu tapi Pak Lah adalah mangsa fitnah dari pihak media & akhbar. Jangan buat x tahu la Pak Kadir - ko pengaturcara media utk dia kan. Well said

Kadir trains guns on Pak Lah, Najib's 'fourth-floor boys' over Utusan's fateHe says their actions led people to believe that Umno-linked media was biased and lacked credibility. Wah, pandai putar belit sampai penipuan jadi kebenaran. Dari 1981, siapa yg mula memberi tekanan politik sampai terjadi sebegini? Najib mmg ikut la tu tapi Pak Lah adalah mangsa fitnah dari pihak media & akhbar. Jangan buat x tahu la Pak Kadir - ko pengaturcara media utk dia kan. Well said

Utusan officially closes its doorsNSTnation: 'The plummeting circulation of Utusan Malaysia and Kosmo as well as the failure to achieve a target of RM4 million revenue from advertising had placed the company's cash flow in a more dire state.' Utusan

Utusan lepas 70% ekuiti Dilof kepada pemegang saham utama Media PrimaUtusan Melayu (M) Berhad berkata pelepasan pegangan dalam Dilof itu adalah untuk memastikan kesinambungan penerbitan Utusan Malaysia dan Kosmo!. FMTNews

Utusan disposes 70pct stake in Dilof to Aurora MuliaKUALA LUMPUR: Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Bhd will dispose of 70 per cent of its equity interest in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dilof Sdn Bhd to Aurora Mulia Sdn Bhd.

Kula: Utusan should reconsider decision to shut downKUALA LUMPUR: Eighty-year-old Malay daily Utusan Malaysia should reconsider its decision to cease operations, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran. Syed Mokhtar kuasai Media Prima

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