Tamil Nesan

The Tamil Nesan (Tamil: தமிழ் நேசன்) was a Tamil language newspaper published in Malaysia. Established in 1924, it was the oldest running Tamil newspaper in the country until its disestablishment in 2019.

Tamil Nesan
தமிழ் நேசன்
The first issue of Tamil Nesan, 24 September, 1924.
TypeDaily newspaper
Ceased publication2019

First issued on 24 September 1924,[1] the Tamil Nesan was a paper catering to the ethnic Indian community in Malaysia, primarily Tamilians, serving its readers with a variety of political, religious, nation, world, educational and Tamil cinema news. It was published daily and approximately 20,000 copies were sold every day. Like the Makkal Osai, the paper was affiliated with the Malaysian Indian Congress through its ownership by the family of former MIC president Samy Vellu.[2]

The paper ceased publication on February 1, 2019, citing 10 years of financial difficulties.[3]


  1. "About Us". Tamil Nesan. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  2. Ramasamy, P. (10 October 2019). "A tale of 2 newspapers, and its lesson to others". Free Malaysia Today. Archived from the original on 10 October 2019. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  3. "Tamil Nesan to cease operations on Feb 1". The Star. 28 January 2019. Archived from the original on 14 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
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