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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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
Sabah Times: English daily in Sabah. Head office:
Malaysia: The only Malay-language newspaper to continue
publishing in broadsheet.
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 ). http://www.bernama.com
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KUALA LUMPUR: The public can view the female panda cub born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang in a few weeks. Preparations are being made by the
zoo, according to National Zoo deputy president Rosli Ahmat Lana. "Liang Liang
(mother panda) is now able to let go of her baby for an hour a day in the isolation
room. It will be increased to a minimum of two hours daily to prepare the cub for
public viewing," he told Bernama. The cub is now two months old and healthy,
weighing 5 kg. The baby panda was born on Aug 18 at the Giant Panda
Conservation Centre (GPCC) at the National Zoo.
|Thousands join Islamic new year celebration in Kuala Lumpur |
LUMPUR: Over 50,000 people attended the national level Maal Hijrah procession in the
city n Wednesday to mark the start of the new year in the Islamic calendar.
Participants were clad in traditional baju melayu and baju kurung. They gathered at
various places like Dataran Merdeka, Padang Merbok, Muzium Negara, Masjid Jamek,
Islamic Art Museum and Masjid Wilayah and proceeded to Masjid Negara in
processions. Government departments, private sector, non-governmental
organisations and the public took part in the procession.
|Storm, rough sea warning to revellers, tourists on Sabah coasts |
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meterological Department (MetMalaysia) on
Wednesday issued a first-category warning of strong winds and rough seas over the
waters of Sabah (Sandakan, Kudat, West Coast and Interior) and Labuan starting from
Oct 16 to 20. A met statement said that strong south-westerly winds could reach up
to 40 kmph to 50 kmph with waves rising as high as 3.5 metres. It warned, "These
conditions are dangerous to small craft, recreational sea activities and sea sports."
The same situation is also expected to occur over the waters off Condore, Reef North,
Layang-layang and Sulu, it added. |