Thursday 2 June 2016

Mus' story

I wrote a bit about Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor in this post,

An advice for pro-establishment newsmen


Anyway, Mus is the New Straits Times group editor since last year.

However, I heard he had tendered his resignation and will leave the newspaper by end of this month.

Lucky NST reporters, no need to eat paper balls :)

If it's true, Mus is the first one to voluntarily resign from that post, as far as I know.

Group editor of NST is a very important post.

It's like being the captain of a flagship in a naval fleet,

But of course he still needs to take orders from the Admiral who is of even higher rank.

It turned out to be true.

Mus has indeed resigned and left NST.

Someone sent me a screenshot of his Facebook post where he explained his reasons for resigning from the post,

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Well, that's about conclude Mus' story.

Whatever it is, I'm once again wishing the guy all the best.



  1. Should we expect the much tauted truth(?) in journalism, Sdr Mus

    The press are at worst paid mercenaries for interested parties, and certainly reporters bend the truth to sensationalise news that will earn better $ circulation

    ( still hope to avoid hell-ending for lying)

    We wish you in-sya-Allah the best in whatever new journey

    M Zin
    Alor Gajah DPH

  2. Thanks for bringing that to our attention sweetheart. Have a good day!

  3. If only many more Malays were as eloquent as Mus ....thanks for the memories

    "Who sows virtue reaps honor"
    -Leonardo da Vinci


    1. Malays what(?) not eloquent, Sdr ANON 08:43

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

    2. Why single out Malays? I think loads of Malaysians need to be just as eloquent.

    3. Well, 12:35 there you have it ... encik alor gajah just trumpeted...

  4. Sounds quite to similar to Rehman Rashid's ordeal with NST.

  5. Tabik, Sdr Mus.

    But he is being too hard on himself - that "issue that happened right under his nose" is not one that any news organisation can report locally without fully being shut down.

    And still the WSJ remains un-sued.

    Encik Mustapha has done the right thing - he has lived by his principles.

    What is there left, otherwise?

    You are left with ex-Malaysiakini hypocrites who peddle brain-dead arguments to the equally brain-dead Zins of this world.

    In the end, the brain-dead always lose.

    Knowledge and truth win, as Najib is about to find out very painfully.

    Shame is, it took foreigners to uncover it.

    But that's the system here now.


    1. Macsam tatak pecaya maa aa ,atak kah lagi ini macam punya olang kat ini Malaysia maa aa .

      Wa halap ini betut-betut belaku and atak belaku kat ini Malaysia lea aa .

      Masih tatak pecaya maa aa.


    2. The real Brain-dead are those who troll others and too lazy to counter their arguments above Sdr mdzfts
      and Sdr ANON 14:40

      ( really OK to call me names, and Ms Annie not spared)

      M Zin
      Alor Gajah DPH

  6. Annie,

    Thank you for this article.

    Hm.... an interesting person, this Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor.

    I think he is a seriously professional journalist because of something he said in the above posting he made on Facebook(?).

    I wonder how many people can figure out what he said which made me say he is a "seriously professional journalist".

    Here is a hint - he reminds me of journalists associated with Reporters Without Borders.


  7. Annie thanks for highlighting this - a story that deserves to be told. These are the kinds of posts that keep me coming back to your blog.

    Biar kita merenung sedikit. Tidak terkira besarnya jasa beliau turun takhta Ketua Penyunting.... untuk mempertahankan prinsip. Berani Kerana Benar !

  8. It is good news for Malaysian. That we have Sdr Mustafa. Elevating that feeling that all is not lost yet. Alhamdulillah.
    And it is another good news. For the past few days I have been following with a lot of anger.

  9. Glad to know that there are decent "people in power" still around. Well done Mus! Now if only our cabinet ministers are made of these group of people..

  10. who knows what the truth is....
    to me he is just like any other journalist who wants to sensationalize everything just to get their name up. but because his age is catching up and usually people start to 'nak dapat hidayah' . if he is really sincere to be a good journalist from the beginning he would have not had this kind of episode...his conscience would have been clear right from the start until now.

    1. there's a thing called remorse ... may it be true repentance

    2. yaa..n suddenly people want treat him as a hero....hmmmm

  11. Mr. Mus, you have made the right decision. Don't join them if is against your principle. You are my man, though we don't know each other. Keep it up. Thanks for expressing your views as I cannot be in the forefront because I am only an ordinary rakyat.

    1. All the best on your new life journey chum .....