Print deadline for Malaysia's oldest tabloid

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Malaysian daily the Malay Mail will cut staff and concentrate on digital publication when its print edition ceases at the end of November.

The tabloid newspaper - which is Malaysia's oldest, established in 1896 - expects to cut 55 of its 165 staff with the change.

With daily sales down from 60,000 in 2008 to 10,000 now, editor-in-chief Datuk Wong Sai Wan says "the old way of doing the newspaper business" with advertising subsidising circulation, editorial and printing costs, is no longer viable.

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