The important development in newspaper history after Independence Day and Malaysia’s establishment are the moving of the Utusan Melayu (M) Bhd headquarter to Kuala Lumpur, the segregation of Malaysia’s Berita Harian with Singapore’s Berita Harian and the nationalization of the Straits Times Press on 1972. The newspaper industry had their dazzling era until 1994 when the tendency of the circulation starting to decrease. This fall are caused by few factors such as a competition from others private television stations, the rapid development of information technology and communication that will increase the using of Internet than the newspaper.
Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) berhad
* After the segregation between Singapore and Malaysia on 1965, Utusan Melayu’s office moves to Kuala Lumpur. Singapore edition still published at the republic until it was closed on 1969. Utusan Melayu established on 10th May 1967 and they introduce the Malay’s word newspaper.
* Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad also known as Utusan Group has 24 subsidiary companies, 6 associates, 29 branches in the country and 5 outside of the country.
* There are few newspaper published by Utusan Melayu Group such as Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Utusan Melayu and Utusan Zaman. And for the magazines are Wanita, URTV, Al-Islam,Mastika, and so on. Other than that, Utusan Melayu Group also joining a multimedia field through a CD-ROM producing, printing adevertisement and audio visual radio.
* Utusan Melayu Group also play an active role in many business activity such as advertising, in IT, insurances and investing, transportation and many more.
The New Straits Times Press
* In 1972, UMNO bought 11.02 million STP shares cost RM32 million. Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the Minister of Finance was the one who run this business. After the purchasing, STP changed to the NSTP and listed as public in April 1973 when Fleet Holdings offered 3.444 million of their shares for RM5 per share but then Fleet...