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The main Malaysian newspapers are New Straits Times, the Star, the Sun, the The Edge Financial Daily and Utusan Malaysia. All of them are online. The papers have supplements useful for tourists. They also cover local issues, politics, business, entertainment and culture. Altthough a Muslim country, the people are much liberal in matters of fashion, movies and other entertainments. In the city, they are especially crazy for Indian films and songs. The papers also list accommodation, shopping, bargains, holidays, vacations, resorts, property, stock market etc.

The largest circulated among them, Utusan Malaysia, is a Malay language newspaper. It started publication in Singapore in 1939. It was popular as it did a yeoman service in the British period, by highlighting provincial interests. At that time Utusan Malaysia was known as Utusan Melayu. All the publications of Utusan Malaysia shifted the offices to Kuala Lumpur in 1958 after the country got independence from Britain. The Malay's favourite paper today, Utusan Malaysia carries wideranging reports of culture, music, entertainment and fashion, apart from current affairs and news, noteworthy in the context of the society being more traditionally Islamic.It became the first online newspaper, 'Utusan Malaysia On-Line'. According to a survey conducted on Malaysian publications by AC Nielson, Utusan Malaysia is the highest circulated paper in the country with a readership of 1,497,000. Mingguan Malaysia is a sister publication of Utusan Malaysia.

Newspapers from Malaysia

  • New Straits Times: Malaysia's English language broadsheet newspaper until 2005, is now in tabloid format, ending a 160-year old tradition of broadsheet publication. The Straits Times is another one, a Singaporean paper. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, it is pro-Government. Originally this too was called Straits Times.
  • Business Times: It has been published in Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur since 1976. It is now part of the New Straits Times publishing group, having incorporated with New Straits Times in 2002.
  • The Star: The Star is an English-language, daily tabloid newspaper in Malaysia. Has largest circulation of 300,000. Star Online is also very popular. It is majority-owned by the Malaysian Chinese Association, a major party in the alliance. Its major competitors are the New Straits Times and The Sun. The main office is in Kuala Lumpur. It has a Sunday Star edition.
  • The Sun: A tabloid daily, except on Sundays, The Sun is Malaysia's first national free daily newspaper. It is published by Sun Media Corporation. It is the highest circulated English daily - 300,000. Headquarters: Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • The Edge: The Edge is a leading financial news publication by The Edge Communications Sdn. Bhd in Malaysia. It was launched in 1994 and has become the weekly staple of corporate executives for business and investment developments.
  • The Edge Financial Daily: Launched in 2007, The Edge Financial Daily is a standalone daily business paper which complements its weekly sister publication.
  • The Malaysian Insider: The Malaysian Insider began publishing on Feb 25, 2008 as a news portal which offers an unvarnished take on events and personalities in Malaysia. The website is edited and led by Jahabar Sadiq, who has worked as a journalist in Malaysia and the region since 1988.
  • The Borneo Post: English daily in Sarawak and Sabah. The Borneo Post was established in 1978. It is the largest English language daily newspaper on the island of Borneo. Headquartered in Kuching, it is widely circulated in the Sultanate of Brunei and the Malaysian States of Sarawak and Sabah on the northern coast of the island. Utusan Borneo is a section in Malay.
  • The New Sarawak Tribune: English daily in Sarawak, covering Kuching, Sibu and Bintulu cities. In 2010, the Sarawak Tribune which was closed returned as The New Sarawak Tribune after a four-year hiatus. During the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy, the daily reprinted a collection of the cartoons in February 4, 2006 edition to illustrate a story on the topic titled "Cartoon No Big Impact Here". The Malaysian government predominantly of Muslim politicians objected. Lester Melanyi, an editor of the newspaper, resigned. Paper was suspended.
  • Daily Express (Sabah): A trilingual newspaper in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Kadazan, Daily Express is the sister paper of Overseas Chinese Daily News (OCDN). It was founded by the late Tan Sri Yeh Pao Tzu on March 1, 1963. It is the largest circulated daily newspaper in Sabah. The paper claims an independent editorial policy. The headquarters is in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Tel: 6-088-386555, 430098.
  • Focus Malaysia: A Malaysian weekly business paper, of HCK Media has a business focus in print and digital publications, integrated media and events. HCK Media is a division of HCK Capital Group, a diversified group of companies with interests in various industries.
  • Malay Mail: After changing hands several times, the local news paper was re- launched as a mainstream, morning paid daily in 2012. It is now circulated throughout Peninsular Malaysia. The Malay Mail as a newspaper in Kuala Lumpur was first published in 1896 serving Klang Valley.
  • New Sabah Times: English daily in Sabah. Head office: Kinabalu, Sabah.
  • Utusan Malaysia: The only Malay-language newspaper to continue publishing in broadsheet.
  • BERNAMA News agency and online services: BERNAMA Malaysian National News Agency provides Malaysian news including politics, business, economy, commodities and sports etc. BERNAMA is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament in 1967 and began operations in May 1968. BERNAMA is managed by a Board of Governors appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. The Board comprises a Chairman and six representatives each from the Federal Government and the newspapers that are subscribers of BERNAMA. Head office: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel : 603-2693 9933 ( General Line ).
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