Advertising Policy

  1. Malaysiakini advertisements meet the highest standards. In particular, Malaysiakini advertisements adhere to local laws and regulations and other applicable guidelines for advertising. Malaysiakini creates advertising that is truthful, substantiated, not misleading and in good public taste. Advertisers are responsible for adhering to all laws, rules and guidelines, and Malaysiakini always reserves the right to accept or reject any advertisement or require the elimination or revision of any advertiser content. Advertisers are always fully responsible for their advertisements and may not imply a Malaysiakini endorsement or partnership of any kind. Advertisements may not include content that infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights.
  2. On the overall, Malaysiakini respects the right of advertisers to advertise with us in order to reach our audience. Such advertising should be clearly presented as advertising and not disguised as editorial content. Where there is confusion Malaysiakini will normally put the words “paid ad” on the banner. Content or articles that are paid for shall be labeled as “Advertorials”. We also screen ads for defamatory words.
  3. Further to this, Malaysiakini prohibits advertisements from making references to social ills such as vulgarity, obscenity, profanity, pornographic materials or nudity. Nor may advertisements be threatening, abusive, harassing or hateful (racially, ethnically or otherwise) or otherwise objectionable in light of community norms and standards.
  4. While Malaysiakini objects to advertisements promoting cigarettes or smokeless tobacco, cigars, pipe tobacco and tobacco paraphernalia; Advertisers may promote beer and wine, subject to local laws and regulations and these advertisements will not appear in the Malay site.
  5. More importantly, advertising does not affect Malaysiakini editorial coverage. Our editorial will remain free of advertising influence and will continue to report independently.
  6. Malaysiakini offers 50 -90% discounts to volunteer and non-profit Organisations who wishes to advertise with us.
  7. For a thorough understanding of the Malaysiakini Advertising Policy, kindly contact [email protected]