After 94 years, Tamil Nesan to print its final copy on Jan 31

Tamil Nesan is owned by the family of former MIC president S Samy Vellu.

KUALA LUMPUR: Tamil Nesan, one of the oldest newspapers in Southeast Asia, will cease to operate on Feb 1 after 94 long years.

Tamil Nesan managing director S Vell Paari confirmed to Bernama that the newspaper, established in 1924, would close down.

According to sources, 45 workers had been issued termination letters.

The newspaper, owned by the family of former MIC president S Samy Vellu, is said to have faced financial problems for the past 10 years.

The first issue of the newspaper was published on Sept 24, 1924.

Other Tamil dailies in the country are Malaysian Nanban, Makkal Osai and Tamil Malar.