After 80 years, the curtain fell on Oct 9, 2019 on one of Malaysia’s best known dailies. Utusan Malaysia, as well as its sister paper Kosmo!, will no longer appear on news stands. These are the final moments of Utusan Malaysia staff on their last day at work.
Many are sad but some, like this man, are still able to strike playful poses outside the company headquarters in Kuala Lumpur as they report to work for the last time.
An employee who has just cleared his desk leaves the office with his belongings and a bag of rice.
A collection of vintage cameras once used by photographers of Utusan Malaysia sits on display next to a set of pictures captured over the years.
The last news assignments of reporters, some of which are unfinished, still hang on a partition in the office.
Mugshots of Utusan Malaysia photographers lie beside a copy of the paper as staff members say their farewells.
Some, like this woman, are unable to hold back their tears as they say good-bye to friends and colleagues.
Maro, who has been Utusan Malaysia's cartoonist for 24 years, draws his final piece before clearing his desk.
The Mamak Cyber comic strip has been part of the Malay daily for over two decades. In this drawing, its character bids readers good-bye.
A worker removes gas cylinders from the cafeteria as the office empties ahead of a 1pm deadline.
For Utusan, the writing has literally been on the wall for some time now as this graffiti beside an ATM shows.
Tengku Suzana Hamad, who heads the entertainment section of the Kosmo! paper, leaves the building with her belongings.
All is quiet in the newsroom of what was once Malaysia's most widely read Malay daily.
Time to leave: an Utusan employee heads home with his belongings in a box.