Since its launch, Malaysiakini has grown into the Mkini Group which includes the business news portal KiniBiz.com, online video site KiniTV.com, electoral information Undi.info and others interesting sites.
Strategic Analysis Malaysia (SAM)
SAM was a political intelligence subscription service launched in 2001. Modelled around the Economist Intelligence Unit, the publication was aimed at the high-end consumer of political intelligence. The publication failed to draw sufficient subscribers and was closed in 2002.
Earth247 was launched in 2006 as a portal for video content brought to you by your social network. The project was built via a grant from the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation. (MDec). The project was not able to raise sufficient venture capital to move forward and eventually ended operations.
In the wake of the huge growth in audience in 2008, Malaysiakini decided to diversify into other online media products. Voize was launched in late 2008 as a lifestyle & music portal. A notable achievement was to host the Voize Independent Music Awards (VIMA) for two consecutive years. Although it was able to attract a small audience, the advertising revenue was not sufficient to hit the break-even point. Voize halted operations in 2010.
Manage4me Sdn Bhd
Manage4me was established in June 2003 and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd. The Company was established to operate Manage4me.com, a subscription management system, however, as of today, it has stopped its operations.
Mobilekini was the brand name for Malaysiakini Mobile and Tablet Apps. Mobilekini, during its run existed on iPad, iPhone and Android. This initiative, however, was terminated, though Malaysiakini content continues to be available on the official website.
New Media School
The New Media School was Malaysiakini’s training business, in partnership with Persuasion Media. NMS runs regular training on e-marketing, including social media marketing, SEO, e-commerce etc. This business no longer exists, however, it is noteworthy that Kini Academy now serves as Malaysiakini’s training arm.
Malaysiakini previously syndicated its content to various parties including Yahoo Malaysia, Malay Mail, CSL phones as well as headline alerts for Maxis, Digi and Umobile. These features are no longer available.
Malaysiakini has previously published compilations of Malaysiakini articles and cartoons under the brand name Kinibooks. This initiative has also halted.
Since 2008, Malaysiakini has run an extensive program to train over 300 citizen journalist from around Malaysia. The CJs published their videos on CJ.my. CJ.my, however, is no longer available as a platform.
Through a grant from the Asia Foundation, Malaysiakini established a collection of digital material, relating to the history of Malaysia. It was available to the public for free until its permanent cessation.
KiniBiz Sdn Bhd
KiniBiz Sdn Bhd commenced operations in January 2013. It was a joint venture the Joint CEO and Founding Editor of KiniBiz and Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd (50%). It offered independent business news targeted at the PMEB segment. The site was limited to subscribers, with subscription at RM 300 or RM 365 per year inclusive of Malaysiakini.com. This service has also halted operations.
Seacem Sdn Bhd
Seacem Sdn Bhd was set up in May 2006 as owned by Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd through its nominee shareholders Premesh Chandran and Steven Gan. Seacem operated the Southeast Asia Centre for E-media, the non-profit arm of Malaysiakini. Seacem’s mission was to build the ICT capacity of civil society, community Organisations and independent media Organisations, mainly in Southeast Asia. However, as of today, this entity is dormant.
Campuskini was Malaysiakini’s effort to turn the new headquarters @Kini into a hub for learning, especially during nights and weekends. Although the hope for it was to be a hub connecting creative teachers and students and as a platform for corporate training, skills workshops and more, Campuskini, as of today, has ceased operations.