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The Malaysian Insider

The Malaysian Insider was one of the best sources of reporting on the saga of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and many of their articles will be cited below as extracts have been used as references on this website.

However, The Malaysian Insider closed in early 2016 and the news archive is not publicly available.


The Malaysian Insider was an independent Malaysian news website owned by the Edge Media Group, popular in both Malaysia and Singapore since 2008.

On 25 February 2016 the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) blocked access to The Malaysian Insider (TMI) news portal. Consequently, with no Internet traffic, the owners reluctantly shut down the portal at midnight on 15 March 2016.

The MCMC imposed the ban after alleging that content published by The Malaysian Insider violated Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

The context, however, is that the action against The Malaysian Insider was not unique. Following international, and then local, allegations of massive fraud in what is now known as the 1MDB scandal, the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s regime tried to suppress any criticism of the government and particularly tried to dismiss allegations of corruption against the Prime Minister. However, Najib was subsequently charged with several offences and the scale of the corruption was revealed in terms of billions of dollars. Truth will eventually prevail.

An excellent article on the events, published by The Columbia University in New York - The Case of Sarawak Report and Malaysia Insider at, is recommended reading.

The Malaysian Insider and the Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is an Internet archive which has stored 'snapshots' of significant websites including The Malaysian Insider. The archive, and how to access the content, is described in the article The Wayback Machine and MH370. This article was written because many of the news items relating to MH370 are no longer available and the only way to read some older material is to search for it in the archive.

The domain name or URL for The Malaysian Insider - - can be used to search the Wayback Machine.

Articles and Extracts

Extracts from many different news sources have been used and referenced in this website. In each instance the URL of the original document or webpage has been provided in full, on an index page such as this. For The Malaysian Insider, however, none of the provided links will lead to the original article. Instead, use the text of a link as a guide to find the relevant article in a snapshot, dated on or after the published date, at the Wayback Machine.

The articles below are listed in date (chronological) order.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Article Title: From grandsons to grandparents, families wiped out with MH370 crash, says paper

Author(s): The Malaysian Insider, based on content from The Wall Street Journal

Publication Date: 25 March 2014


Extracts from this article have been used to provide background content in articles for passengers on flight MH370.