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Berita Harian

The Earliest Malay Language Newspaper

Started the first edition in 1957, this paper use the same content with the Straits Times. At that point, Berita Harian use Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra image to adorn its front page with a price of 15 cents. In early stage, only eight staff on duty before the appointment of the first author, Abdul Samad Ismail in 1958. In that time, daily news continues to emerge as a mainstream newspapers with the image of its own including news Sunday launched on July 10, 1960 and finally in 1966 a new concept 'masthead' was introduced.

In 1972, the reins of leadership in the Daily News were taken over by Abdul Wahab Zain's involvement as the author managed to add two additional pages, making a total of 12 pages in 1974. The additonal pags focusing on the economy, photographic notes, exam tips, entertainment, news and general plans abroad. Before he stepped down in 1975, the Daily News managed to increase its sales price to 25 cents before Abdul Samad Said was appointed as editor for two years in 1976 until 1978 and was succeeded by Salim Kajai in 1978.

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Harian Metro

The First Tabloid Newspaper 

Before the presence of Harian Metro, the proponents of media have felt the need for an evening daily newspaper in the Malay language in the Klang Valley. However, it did not become a reality until the New Straits Times was up to the challenge. Malaysia's first newspaper tabloid the evening was born on March 25, 1991 with an initial print order of 37,000 per day. Since then, Harian Metro is published six days a week (Monday to Saturday) by Berita Harian Sdn Bhd.

On March 25, 1992, Harian Metro edition was launched in southern Johor Bahru. South Edition was published as a morning tabloid. The New Straits Times Press (NSTP) in Senai first printing factory orders is 15,000. Since then, Harian Metro expand its wings across the country to create its north and east version to meet local tastes. Publishing Harian Metro was complete after it releases its Sunday edition, Metro Ahad on August 20, 1995 with the first release recorded is 100.003 copies.


New Straits Times

Malaysia's Oldest Newspaper

The New Straits Times is an English-language newspaper published in Malaysia. It is Malaysia's oldest newspaper still in print, having been founded as The Straits Times in 1845, and was reestablished as the "New Straits Times" in 1974. The paper served as Malaysia's only broadsheet format English language newspaper. However, following the example of British newspapers The Times and The Independent, a tabloid version first rolled off the presses on 1 September 2004 and since 18 April 2005, the newspaper is published only in tabloid size, ending a 160-year-old tradition of broadsheet publication. The New Straits Times currently retails at RM1.50 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM2.00 in East Malaysia as on July 2016.

The New Straits Times is printed by the New Straits Times Press, which also produced the English language afternoon newspaper, The Malay Mail, until 1 January 2008, as well as assorted Malay language newspapers, most notably the Berita Harian. The New Straits Times is part of Media Prima group of companies. 

As of 1st January 2009, the Group Editor of the New Straits Times is Syed Nadzri Syed Harun, while Kamrul Idris Zulkifli is Deputy Group Editor. Executive Editors, as of 1 January 2009, Lee Ah Chai (News) and Chandra Segaran (Production) and Lim Thow Boon.


The Star

Largest Paid English Newspaper in Malaysia

The daily newspaper was first published on 9 September 1971 as a regional newspaper based in Penang. The STAR went into national circulation on 3 January 1976 when it set up its new office in Kuala Lumpur. In 1978, the newspaper headquarters was relocated to Kuala Lumpur. The Star continues to expand its wings over the years. In 1981, it moved its headquarters from Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya which is also its current premise to accommodate a growing number of staff and technology devices.

The Star is an English-language, tabloid-format newspaper in Malaysia. It is the largest paid for English newspaper in terms of circulation in Malaysia, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. It has a daily circulation of about 250,000. The E-paper edition of The Star is the most popular paid e-paper in Malaysia, having circulation of more than 100,000. The Star is also published online for free. The Star Online sits among the most popular news sites in Malaysia. The Star is a member of the Asia News Network.

The Star is majority-owned by the Malaysian Chinese Association,the third-largest party in the ruling Barisan Nasional alliance. Its major competitors are the New Straits Times, and The Sun which is distributed free.





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