Setelah sekian lama portal kebanggaan pencacai pembangkang, Malaysian Insider, atau dikenali sebagai Malaysian Inciter. Portal ini boleh dikatakan sangat hits kerana laporan berat sebelah serta laporan tidak betul atau spinning fakta menaikkan rating dikalangan pembaca.
Mungkin pembaca yang kaki bangkang cukup seronok serta ghairah dalam pemberitaan begitu. Tetapi kesilapan besar MI adalah melaporkan berita spin yang nampak sangat mengejar rating, bukan sekali malah berkali-kali laporannya nampak sangat tidak beretiqa.
Jadi eloklah portal itu tutup kedai, nak pulihkan minda masyarakat yang mindanya disaluti negatif bukanlah satu perkara yang mudah.
Selamat tinggal Malaysian Insider
Goodbye readers from near and far, and those reading us in Malaysia despite the government block.
The Edge Media Group has decided to shut down The Malaysian Insider from midnight today, for commercial reasons. Perhaps it is fitting that we go offline at the start of the Ides of March.
I hope we have served you well since our first day of going live on February 25, 2008. And I hope others will continue to serve you in our absence.
We worked as impartial journalists to inform Malaysians and other readers so that they make informed decisions. We worked to make all voices heard in this marketplace of ideas.
But our work in The Malaysian Insider has now come to an end in a Malaysia that more than ever requires more clarity, transparency and information.
All said and done, I want to thank everyone of you in Malaysia, around the world, and those who have been with The Malaysian Insider from day one until now for your support, well wishes and criticism during these fantastic eight years and 18 days of The Malaysian Insider.
I won’t put down my pen, I won’t lay down my camera, I won’t shut up and I won’t be blinkered or turn a deaf ear to what goes on in Malaysia and the world. And I urge all of you to do the same.
And I shall always be the biggest fan of this news portal called The Malaysian Insider.
* Jahabar Sadiq runs The Malaysian Insider until tonight.