I have worked alongside some of the best editors and colleagues in Malaysiakini who showed me what journalism is, and would not be afraid to go to jail for a story. It is not a perfect organisation, but we believed in what we were doing and always strived to be better, despite the limited resources. Working in Malaysiakini felt like being part of a family. We were always encouraged to speak up. I couldn’t be more proud to be a Malaysiakini alumni.