We Turned One

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By June Ramli

DailyStraits.com turns one on Sunday but because we no longer publish stories on the weekend, I am choosing to publish this piece today, instead. Exactly a year ago, I did the inevitable and bought a domain on Feb 8 and started this website on Feb 27. Daily Straits has been a name etched in my mind since 2014 and it was going to be the title for a short story I had about the innings of a newsroom in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during a creative writing course I signed up for at the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Fast forward to this day, this happened instead, I used the same name as the title of my debut novel ‘Daily Straits’, the kindle version and paperback version of my maiden novel is available to be purchased here and instead of Malaysia, I’ve written the novel detailing my experiences in a Sydney newsroom, instead. After the novel was published, I reused the name for this website as well.

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