Saturday, February 20, 2021

Malaysiakini collects nearly RM690,000 in campaign to pay court fine

MM Online:

Malaysiakini collects nearly RM690,000 even after campaign to pay court fine closed

Yesterday, Malaysiakini managed to gather enough to pay for the fine imposed by the Federal Court for contempt within the span of roughly four hours. — Reuters pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — News portal Malaysiakini posted today that it has collected RM688,120, even as it closed its fundraising campaign seeking RM500,000 to pay for its court fine for contempt conviction.

“Malaysiakini is still deliberating on where to channel the excess funds,” the news portal wrote on the matter.

Yesterday, the news portal managed to gather enough to pay for the fine imposed by the Federal Court for contempt within the span of roughly four hours.

Among the biggest contributions came from DAP, with 50 of its MPs, senators, and assemblymen each donating RM1,000 and the party itself donating RM10,000.

PKR also donated RM20,000.

MPs from other political parties were also said to have donated, but the lion’s share of the funds came from members of the public, who donated between RM20 and RM1,000 per person.

On social media, supporters and readers had posted screenshots of their online transactions into Malaysiakini’s bank account to show their solidarity.

The sentencing by Court of Appeal president Tan Sri Rohana Yusuf of the decision by a panel of seven judges was due to Malaysiakini’s facilitation of five readers’ remarks against the judiciary on its website.

The five comments were posted under a June 9, 2020 news report titled “CJ orders all courts to be fully operational from July 1”.

On June 17, the Federal Court allowed the Attorney General to start contempt of court proceedings against Malaysiakini’s operator Mkini Dot Com Sdn Bhd and Malaysiakini’s “Ketua Editor”.


kt notes:

Malaysiakini certainly deserves the public donation. Well done and a hearty applaud to generous contributors.

Amongst the contributors have been my FB matey YB Teresa Kok and YB Chong Eng (ADUN Padang Lalang and previously MP Bukit Mertajam). Both together with Sallehuddin Ayob (PKR) are alumni of TAR-UC.


  1. glad to know that communist here want only money n not life, though the sum is much much higher than protection money paid to thug n gangster, but what to do, communist is ruthless n greedy.

    1. Wakakakakaka…

      Now u tagged yr dangdut pals as communists!

      Confused mind or disenchantment with the splits of spoils amongst thieves?

      Most likely both.

    2. democracy got parliament, election, freedom of speech, vote of confidence, communist hv none of the above, so how msia is now not under commmunist?

    3. "communist hv none of the parliament, election, freedom of speech, vote of confidence"


      Staled farts recycled nth times!

      DemoNcracy got parliament, election, freedom of speech, vote of confidence BUT in name only. Money talks & elite class rule supreme puppeteering doggies to do their dirty works.


      Yes, to a dickheaded katak dwelling under a fart filled well.

    4. communist is better. we are moving to a right direction.

    5. Suggest it to our 蔡妹妹 lah.

      1) avoid unnecessary death of those 娘娘腔 strawberried soldier boys during the unification skirmishes

      2) finally the RIGHT path as u so smart-alecky fart about

  2. I wonder how much Wee KHAT Siong and other MCA reps pledged to Malaysiakini or are they planning to ask poor Penang lang hawker to donate 10 sen per bowl of hay mee...?

    DAP, reps contribute RM60,000 to Malaysiakini’s fundraising campaign to pay court fine
    Friday, 19 Feb 2021


    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — DAP has pledged to donate a total of RM60,000 to embattled news portal Malaysiakini’s fundraising campaign after it was fined RM500,000 for contempt over its facilitation of five readers’ remarks against the judiciary.

    The party said its 50 MPs, assemblymen, and senators would each contribute RM1,000 while DAP itself will contribute RM10,000 to the campaign.

    “This is a sad day for Malaysiakini and for the media industry in Malaysia. We stand in solidarity with my media friends in Malaysiakini,” said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching in a statement.

    She said Malaysiakini has played an important role as the 4th pillar of democracy, as it always held political leaders accountable and keeps elected representatives and the executive branch of government in check.

    “We urge our fellow Malaysians who appreciate Malaysiakini to follow suit in donating,” Teo said.

    Asides from Teo, the others include Lim Guan Eng (Bagan) Tan Kok Wai (Cheras) Lim Kit Siang (Iskandar Puteri) Anthony Loke (Seremban) Chan Foong Hin (Kota Kinabalu) Ong Kian Ming (Bangi) Wong Kah Woh (Ipoh Timor) Tony Pua (Damansara) Yeo Bee Yin (Bakri) Kasthuri Patto (Batu Kawan) Hannah Yeoh (Segambut) Teresa Kok (Seputeh) RSN Rayer (Jelutong) and Nga Kor Ming (Teluk Intan).

    The MPs also include Fong Kui Lun (Bukit Bintang) Vivian Wong (Sandakan) Wong Shu Qi (Kluang) Lim Lip Eng (Kepong) Wong Hon Wai (Bukit Bendera) Khoo Poay Tiong (Kota Melaka) V Sivakumar (Batu Gajah) Noorita Sual (Tenom) Gobind Singh Deo (Puchong) Chow Kon Yew (Tanjong) Ngeh Koo Ham (Beruas) Alice Lau (Lanang) Thomas Su (Kampar) Steven Sim (Bukit Mertajam) and Kelvin Yii (Bandar Kuching).

    The full lists includes Tengku Zulpuri Shah (Raub) Pang Hok Liong (Labis) Oscar Ling (Sibu) Teh Kok Lim (Taiping) Ramkarpal Singh (Bukit Gelugor) Charles Santiago (Klang) M. Kulasegaran (Ipoh Barat) Wong Tack (Bentong) Mordi Bimol (Mas Gading) Senator Liew Chin Tong, Senator Lim Hui Ying, Senator Alan Ling, Senator Nga Hock Cheh, Senator Suresh Singh Rashpal Singh, Chiew Chiu Sing (Tanjung Batu) Chew Peck Choo (Yong Peng) Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (Paloh) Chew Chong Sin (Mengkibol) Nicole Tan (Bukit Kepayang) and Ko Chung Sen (Kepayang).

    1. Any minute now, and too late as usual, MCA will come up with a wishy-washy statement, neither here nor there, and finding some excuse to accuse DAP of something or other. Or maybe they are too busy celebrating pai thee kong or eating Mee Maggi at home.

    2. Ah yes, finally MCA’s meaningless comment, too late as usual, after all the money has been collected, and after UMNO and Jibby made their remarks criticizing the court’s decision.

  3. I don't get it, A is not happy about what B said about A so we let A be the judge and after A finds B guilty (surprise surprise) we let A decide what the punishment for B should be?

    Circular Logic.

  4. MCA with 2 billion in assets donated nada.

    Tin Milo donated 60k in a matter of hours.