Updated 9May2009: Rocky has his own spin on the Malaysian Insider story.
Amidst all the arrest of social activists and politicians today (just because people wanna wear black tomorrow), Rocky Bru (image left by Wits) returns to the Malay Mail as CEO!
Malay Mail does need you, Rocky! Congratulations!
Said the MALAYSIAN INSIDER, which Rocky claims is ‘Italian-backed’:
“Rocky was named CEO today and Tony Francis will leave immediately. Malay Mail will remain outside NSTP,” an editorial executive with the tabloid told The Malaysian Insider.
“Morale is a bit low as the staff are shocked,” he added, saying the staff had tried to prevent Francis from resigning.
Ahirudin was acting editor of The Malay Mail from 2001 and was later made the editor. He resigned from the newspaper in February 2006 and was said to have received a substantial pay-off. He began blogging in May 2006 and was made pro-tem chairman of a blogger group, criticising then NSTP executives and is facing a lawsuit from them. The NSTP executives have since left the media company.
Please don’t stop blogging. We will miss you.