The Online Citizen has it coming anyway after it told IMDA that it did not intend to comply with the Broadcasting Act. The IMDA has suspended its class licence from 14 September. TOC had tried to negotiate with IMDA, offering to provide the 'necessary declaration' on condition that IMDA gives assurance that it would not seek further clarifications regarding its subscription framework and its funding sources.
This, of course, was rejected by the IMDA which said that full transparency is a requirement by law and not a matter for negotiation.
With the suspension, it means that TOC would have to stop posting any more articles on its websites and its social media channels and accounts such as its Facebook and Twitter pages. TOC will have to disable them by 3 pm on 16 September 2021. It is also not allowed to operate any new licensable broadcasting services online.