There are various individuals and organisations that have accused us of being backed by the international financier George Soros. The allegations stem from Malaysiakini’s investor – the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) and one of Malaysiakini’s donor’s the Open Society Foundation have links with George Soros.
Malaysiakini believes in working with local and international organisations that support press freedom. Press freedom projects tend to be short-term, with goals that are for social good, and are unlikely to be commercially viable. Donor support does not contribute significantly to financing Malaysiakini.
At all times, Malaysiakini retains its independence, with Malaysiakini’s editorial team given full freedom to report on local and international matters, in line with professional journalistic ethics. Malaysiakini is transparent with our investment and donor linkages. Read more