Fresh start for ex-Utusan staff

A group of former Utusan Malaysia journalists have set up an independent news site, called bebasnews (or independent news), as a landing ground for those retrenched by the newspaper and working on the site without pay.

The Malay-language newspaper had suffered losses due to declining circulation in recent years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2019, with the headline 'Fresh start for ex-Utusan staff'. Print Edition | Subscribe