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You may not copy or adapt the HTML code that The Company creates to display pages. It also is covered by The Company’s copyright. The ‘look’ and ‘feel’ of Malaysiakini.com and its subsites also are trademarks of The Company. This includes Malaysiakini.com’s colour scheme, button shapes, layout, and all other graphical elements.

Third party news agency material contained in Malaysiakini.com is protected by copyright and shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither this material nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The news agency/agencies will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

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3. Responsibility

For practical reasons, The Company does not monitor this site at all times. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of our content, we take no responsibility for any material input by an outside source (e.g., users who subscribe to the above services), posted automatically or manually, on the website. You are encouraged to verify the information with other reputable sources before committing to any action or investment that may affect your financial standing. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites linked to the site; links are provided as a complimentary service only.

4. Posted content and materials

Given the nature of the website and the technology now in place, we cannot verify the accuracy of statements that users place on Malaysiakini.com. Although we have full control over the systems that Malaysiakini.com operates on, we are not in a position to investigate and confirm the accuracy of a user’s statements. Accordingly, we do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information available through Malaysiakini.com.

Furthermore, we do not guarantee that such material has been posted with the permission of the copyright holder or the proprietary owner. You may rely on such materials solely at your own risk. We do not assume responsibility for materials contained in postings, but we do reserve the right to remove or modify such materials at our sole discretion for any reason.

5. Refund Policy

Malaysiakini does not refund subscription fees to subscribers who violate the terms of service and the commenting terms & condition as stated in article number 6 below. Banned subscribers will still be able to continue reading Malaysiakini news until their paid subscription period expires.

Malaysiakini also does not refund any unused portions of subscriptions if you cancel your subscription after a certain time has lapsed. However, subscribers will continue to have access until the end of their current subscription term.

Below are examples of the refund process:

*Value of current subscription package is RM20 per month plus a one-time administration fee of RM5.


1 year subscription package is offered at a discounted rate of RM200 instead of RM240. In the event you request for a refund, you will lose the discounted offer and the charges will revert back to its original price of RM20 per month. Therefore, if you have used up your subscription for 7 months, it will be calculated as RM20 x 7 months = RM140 + RM5 administration fee. Your refund entitlement will be RM55 from the RM200 that you have already paid.


3 years subscription package is offered at a discounted rate of RM450 instead of RM720. In the event you request for a refund, you will lose the discounted offer and the charges will revert back to its original price of RM20 per month. Therefore, if you have used up your subscription for 15 months, it will be calculated as RM20 X 15 months = RM300 + RM5 administration fee. Your refund entitlement will be RM145 from the RM450 that you have already paid.

To cancel your subscription and to request for a refund within an accepted period as mentioned above, call us at +603 7770 0017 or email subscribe@malaysiakini.com

6. Commenting Terms & Conditions

Only paying subscribers can post comments. Depending on area bandwidth usage, there may be a delay before a posted comment appears.

All comments are linked to your Malaysiakini subscription profile. Avoid others making comments using your account by not sharing your password. You have the option to change your display name and add an avatar (profile picture) to highlight your comment.

TERMS OF USE: Foul language including profanity, personal attacks, and antisocial behavior such as “spamming” and “trolling” will be removed. Violators run the risk of being blocked permanently. You are fully responsible for the content you post.

As a general guide, place your comments as family-friendly as possible. Refrain any abusive comments, foul language, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or the use of any other methods of communication that may violate any laws or needless unpleasantness as it will result in a ban.

For longer comments, please send them as a Letter to editor@malaysiakini.com

7. SSO Data Collection Privacy Policy

All social media tools are covered by the Malaysiakini.com Privacy Policy, but here are some key points:

  • Registration/Sign in via Third-Party Tools: You can sign up for a Malaysiakini.com account by using third-party sign in credentials, such as your Google and/or Facebook account information. This single sign-on service allows you to associate your existing third-party profile with a Malaysiakini.com account. As part of this process, Malaysiakini.com may access certain information contained in your third-party profile, such as your screen name and your profile picture.

Note: In order to display Google/Facebook modules on Malaysiakini.com pages, Google/Facebook servers may identify which pages of our site you visit. Google/Facebook’s use and collection of that information is subject to their own Privacy Policy.

8. Metered Paywall

Metered Paywall allows you to read 10 paid articles for free every month simply by signing in with your social media account. However, please do take the below into consideration:

  • The counter display may not be 100% accurate (+/- 1 accuracy) as it depends on the loading speed of the page.
  • Free access may occasionally fail and it is subject to server stability.
  • Free articles are reset every 1st day of the month, and cannot be accumulated or carried forward to the following month.
  • Works on most web browsers but currently does not support Microsoft Edge.
  • Loading speed may vary from browser to browser.
  • This feature requires users to set their browsers to allow 3rd party cookies.
  • Signing in on Facebook may take longer than Google.