Utusan Malaysia group has received an RM1.6 million cash injection from Umno, according to the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said Utusan branch chairperson Taufek Abdul Razak.
He revealed that the repreive enabled the publisher of Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia and Kosmo! to pay salary advances of up to RM2,000 to its staff tonight.
“You all know that Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi held a meeting with Utusan’s board members.
“As a result of our picket yesterday, we received an injection of RM1.6 million from Umno,” he told a press conference at the Utusan’s headquarters in Kuala Lumpur today.