Malaysiakini Temporary Offline – Hardware Failures

Press Release from Malaysiakini

Dear Readers and Subscribers,

Malaysiakini would like to apologise for a series of disruptions to our services over the last 10 days. The disruptions were caused by hardware failures within the key Malaysiakini servers.

Since Malaysiakini published the exclusive interview with Tun Dr Mahathir on May 23rd, 2006, readership and subscription have nearly doubled. In the month of June, Malaysiakini delivered over 18.9 million pageviews. During peak days, the Malaysiakini servers have delivered over a million pages a day, to over 100,000 visitors. Our current servers were not able to handle the traffic load, creating a series of failures which led to the disruption.

In order to cope with the higher demand, Malaysiakini will be investing in more servers as well as moving the servers to Malaysia’s leading datacentre AIMS. Our technology team will be completing the move by August 20th.

We trust that there will be minimal disruptions. Readers and Subscribers will enjoy faster access once the move has been completed.

For further information, please contact our customer services department on 03-22835567 x 102.

Thank you for your support.

Premesh Chandran


  1. Dear Mkini CEO,
    Please don’t be a cheapskate. You should have bought more servers in the first place in anticipation of future and projected growth. This is called ‘Planning’ or ‘Projection’.
    But in the end, you inconvenience your readers and blame them for the readership surge?

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