Makkal Osai daily general manager M Periasamy has been suspended from all duties.
Periasamy is also a general manager of Eden Value Sdn Bhd, the company under which the Tamil daily is registered.
His suspension is allegedly linked to an argument he had with a company director on Sept 2 which was deemed as being against the interest of the company and the Tamil daily.
The suspension letter dated Sept 5 was signed by Eden Value managing director, S Sunther.
The letter also barred Periasamy from entering the premises of the Tamil daily in Batu Complex, Kuala Lumpur.
Periasamy, however, will continue receiving his salary during the period of his suspension.
According to a source aligned to Periasamy, Makkal Osai director A Rajakumaran had a heated argument with Periasamy on Sept 2 after the former dismissed a staff without the knowledge of the latter.
Rajakumaran then lodged a police report alleging Periasamy had assaulted him.
Periasamy countered by lodging a police report against Rajakumaran.
The source said the argument between Perisamy and Rajakumaran was a result of Eden Value directors’ (including Rajakumaran’s) interference into the daily operations of Makkal Osai.
This, the source said, had been visible since the newspaper owner, former MIC deputy president S Subramaniam, became ill last year.