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The Heat now claimed that it responded to the show cause letters and the Ministry agreed to its request to change from an economic journal to current affairs. (Read here).
So who is not telling the truth?
UPDATE, Dec. 23 - Weekly newspaper The Heat was suspended because it had violated provisions mandated under its printing permit, said the Home Ministry.
A ministry spokesman told the Wall Street Journal that the suspension was not linked to a recent story the newspaper ran on expenditures incurred by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
"Any accusations to the contrary are without merit," he said - The Star.
THE weekly newspaper, The Heat was unknown to most Malaysians until its was suspended indefinitely by the Home Ministry on Dec 19.
Banning Not the Answer
PM’s Pledges Contradicted
To that end, I have implemented the most far-reaching package of political reforms since Malaysia’s independence: the State of Emergency ordinance has been ended; the colonial-era Internal Security Act, which permitted indefinite detention without trial, has been repealed; restrictions on newspaper publishing licenses have been scrapped; the ban on students joining political parties has been lifted and I have pledged to review the Sedition Act. I have also introduced the Government Transformation Programme to make Malaysia’s public services more efficient and responsive to people’s needs, as well as clamping down on corruption.
These are truly far-reaching reforms that will benefit the Malaysian people, will see our country take its place among the world’s high income nations and will secure our reputation as a rising Asian powerhouse where political liberties flourish alongside economic growth.” (To read more).