Every year, for over a decade, Malaysiakini has named a top newsmaker as we bring the curtain down on the year.
A newsmaker is defined as “someone whose actions make news headlines, who effects the course of public discourse and creates an impact in Malaysian politics, for better or worse”.
Malaysiakini has nominated 12 candidates for the newsmaker of 2014 award. A total of 1,200 participated in the seven-day poll, opened only to paying subscribers of the news portal.
They voted by indicating their preference for each of the nominees – one vote being the lowest and 10 the highest.
This year, Malaysiakini readers paid tribute to the 537 passengers and crew members who perished in the Malaysia Airlines twin disasters – MH370 which disappeared in the southern Indian Ocean and MH17 which was shot down allegedly by a missile in Ukraine.
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