Makkal Osai will be back on the stands this Saturday.
Its general manager (according to the Star) said he had met with Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar on Tuesday.
The newspaper ceased publication for a week after it failed ot get a renewal of its licence on April 16.
While this is good news, I am wondering why the change of heart, if indeed he ministry believed that the newspaper was in violation of guidelines?
Why did the ministry reject Makkal Osai's application for renewal of its permit in the first place, only to change that decision later?
Worrying this flip-flop in decision-making.
(*In August last year, Makkal Osai was suspended for one month for publishing a picture of Jesus Christ holding a cigarette in one hand and a can of beer in the other on its front-page.
The newspaper began operations as Tamil Osai in 1981, and changed its name to Makkal Osai in 2005. It has a daily circulation of 52,000 copies and 95,000 on weekends.
It employs 100 people.)