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KS Jomo  |  Published:  |  Modified:

More than anyone else in Malaysia and Singapore, Said Zahari's name will surely be immortalised as symbolising the struggle for press freedom. The defining moment was, of course, the Utusan Melayu strike of 1961, when he led his colleagues to resist the take over of the newspaper by interests tied to Umno, the ruling party then and now.

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