A day in Malaysia begins with a copy of Utusan Malaysia. If you are new to Malaysia, it is interesting to know that the Utusan Malaysia is a Malay newspaper, established in Singapore in 1939. The main purpose was to empower the Jawi, the Arabic speaking Malay community in the erstwhile British Malaya. It is the largest selling Malay daily today. The word Malay comes from the name of a river, near the Batang Hari River in Sumatra.
Utusan Malaysia is owned and published by the Utusan Group. The headquarters of Utusan Malaysia are in Kuala Lumpur. Utusan Malaysia has its own online service called Utusan Malaysia online. It is the largest circulated daily in Malaysia and it enjoys great support of the Malaysians. However, people do criticize it as a mouthpiece of the Barisan Nasional, the ruling government. The adopted Malay language is a mix of the original Malay and Indonesian language. Utusan Malaysia is the national surat khabar or newspaper.
As Malaysia is going kosmo, Utusan Malaysia and all the other media face the challenge of keeping uniqueness of the Malay culture intact in the future.
Discover Malay life on Utusan Malysia online: In the late 90’s, Utusan Malaysia decided to tap the potential of the emerging multimedia and web technology, to offer better and convenient services to its readers. It joined hands with Telekom Malaysia and in 1997 it launched a service called Utusan Malaysia OnLine. Utusan Malaysia Online is a pre-paid service.
It is credited with being Malaysia’s first online newspaper, full of text and exciting visuals.
It also provides information about Utsan group activities in the fields of education and social welfare. Utusan Malaysia has achieved and maintained its leadership in the media market. The secret behind this consistent performance is quality content and aggressive marketing strategies.
Utusan Malaysia Berita: Berita in Malay means news. Berita is the core of Utusan Malaysia. Utusan Malaysia has an extensive network for newsgathering and distribution. A team of qualified and dedicated journalists and editors look into the content on a daily basis. The paper covers a wide spectrum of news, including current affairs, business berita, sports, health-care and art and culture.
The Utusan Malaysia comprises of over 32 pages of berita and regular supplements focusing on various topics. The state-of-the-art infrastructure is designed to offer maximum value to the readers and all the stakeholders of Utusan Malaysia.
The portal of Utusan Malaysia: Utusan Malaysia launched an education portal called the Utusan Education Portal, on July 2,2001. In the very first year of its operations, the portal gained recognition as one of the top five education websites in Malaysia. This recognition came from MIMOS or the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems. Portal Pendidikan Utusan offers vital input in the field of education and e learning. It also offers the services of e-tutor.
Utusan Malaysia – Akhbar and more!: For a Malaysian, Utusan Malaysia is much more than a daily akhbar. Akhbar, originally an Urdu word, means newspaper. The writing and presentation style of Utusan Malaysia is unique.