PETALING JAYA: Reports of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily were found to contain “certain motives”, a news portal reported citing the Deputy Home Minister.
Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar explained why the permits of the two publications of The Edge were suspended, according to Astro Awani on Friday.
He said the government did not restrict any publications to disseminate information to the public.
But he said the government would intervene if the reports were seen to exhibit "certain motives".
“The ministry has the power to suspend temporarily.
“We have given them a chance to explain, but it was not satisfactory,” he was quoted as saying.
Wan Junaidi was also reported as saying that officials from the ministry had gone through the reports published by The Edge before making the suspension order.
He did not elaborate on the "certain motives".
The Home Ministry suspended the publishing permits of The Edge Weekly and The Edge Financial Daily for three months from July 27.
The Edge said the suspension was due to reports on 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
It quoted a letter from the Home Ministry stating that the two publications' reporting of 1MDB were "prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interest".
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