What is Kini Community?
In a nutshell, Kini Community is a safe space for our valued subscribers to interact with us and with each other in a more meaningful way.
Why should you join?
Becoming a member allows you to enhance your existing news-reading experience with Malaysiakini.
Bookmarking stories for later reading; Connecting with other members; Tipping comments, are just some of the features that we have in store for you. Read on for more details and how you can be part of the community.
Membership is free for all paying subscribers.
Why are we doing this?
To stay independent
Malaysiakini recognises the importance of our role as an independent media. But to remain so, we have to be financially independent too. With this, we aim to foster stronger relationships with our readers, reward loyal subscribers and build communities amongst our readers.
To create a safe environment
Trust and safety form the bedrock of today’s media landscape. We aim to create an open space where members can feel safe within the community to engage in meaningful dialogue on news and views reported by Malaysiakini.
To promote good behaviour
Our community guidelines help us moderate and protect everyone’s right to engage and behave in a respectful way. The main goal is to deter bad behaviour and incentivise good ones.
Discover our features
- Bookmark stories
Trouble finding a story you saw earlier? Now you can bookmark them right away to read at a later time. Bookmarked stories can be retrieved anytime at your convenience.
- Follow friends
Do you have people you respect in the comment section, and wish to hear more from them? Now you can follow their profile and never miss out on good commentary again.
- Tip comments
Receiving likes on your comments is great. Getting tipped by other readers is even better! Points that you received as a tip can also be used to tip others. Never let good comments go unnoticed.
- Story bidding
Story bidding is a way for us to gauge what type of stories you like to read.