On 27 October 1987, the publication licence of Sin Chew Daily was suspended under Operasi Lalang, one of the most drastic clampdowns on civil dissent launched by the government.
There were a total of 28 of them in the group.
Is there any country still practising this in Africa? Even though PH used to enjoy a comfortable majority in the Parliament, the coalition collapsed as a consequence of internal squabble.
It was utterly courageous for Sin Chew to do this, given the tight media control by the then Barisan Nasional government.
This practice is very obsolete and backward.
But true words are hard to be accepted.