The Rakyat Post

The Rakyat Post is a Malaysian daily online newspaper established since October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Rakyat Post
TypeDaily online newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)3rd Wave Media Sdn Bhd
Managing editorsHamzah Nazari
FoundedOctober 2013
Political alignmentIndependent
Websitewww.therakyatpost.com

Controversy

Employers unpaid salaries

On 29 February 2016, the news was reported to have cease its operation following the non-payment of employers.[1] On 10 March 2016, the news site reportedly resurfaced.[2] The news site former employees who still did not get the payment of their salaries has made an official statement that they are not related on the "relaunch".[3]

In June 2016, The Rakyat Post was acquired for an undisclosed sum by Malay Mail Sdn Bhd. As part of this acquisition, all former employees of The Rakyat Post were awarded a payout in line with Malaysian labor law requirements via the labor court. This was awarded in line with Section 69 of the Employment Act 1955.


References

  1. "Rakyat Post ceases operations". Daily Express. 1 March 2016. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. "The Rakyat Post resurfaced after shutdown, ex-staff in the dark". Astro Awani. 10 March 2016. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. Ashley Tang (10 March 2016). "Rakyat Post's former employees deny involvement in 'relaunch'". The Star. Retrieved 14 March 2016.

See also

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