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Published: Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 7:41:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 20, 2013 MYT 10:06:47 AM

The Heat suspended indefinitely

PUTRAJAYA: Weekly newspaper The Heat has been suspended indefinitely by the Home Ministry.

The suspension order was announced in a statement published in its sister publication The Ant Daily news portal yesterday. 

The portal said that with the suspension, the weekly would not be published on Dec 21 as scheduled. They were also given 14 days to reply to the show-cause letter. 

“We will keep our readers, subscribers and advertisers updated on further developments. 

“Subscribers will be compensated through an automatic extension of their subscription period,” it said.

The Heat has been in operation since last September. 

The reasons for the suspension is not known. However, it is learnt that the ministry issued them a show-cause letter last week over certain news reports and its editor-in-chief David Lee was summoned to the Home Ministry over the matter.

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