Berita Harian

One of Malaysia’s main Bahasa Malaysia daily is Berita Harian. It is a major newspaper which is available throughout the week with the Sunday edition called the Berita Minggu. The paper began publication on the day of independence which is the 31 August 1957. Since then it has been known as a more business paper as it was printed in broadsheet until 2007 when Berita Harian changed its format to tabloid style to better target the younger readers.

Berita Harian is owned by NSTP (New Straits Times Press Bhd) the biggest print media company in Malaysia which is owned by the government.  The circulation for Berita Harian in 2009 was recorded by ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation) was around 150,000. It also has a sister publication known as Harian Metro, which is more popular among the youth and contains more tabloid typed news as compared to Berita. The newspaper contains daily news from the local and international fronts while sports, business and entertainment news are also reported.

On top of that, it also contains a daily supplement of education exercises and revision for students in the secondary schools as Berita Harian is distributed and subscribed by national schools all over the country.