With a circulation of 150,000 prints daily, Sinar Harian is one of the publications in Malaysia with very high print-runs. This is one of the major players in the local language media owners around.
Part of Karangkraf group
Sinar Harian is considered to be quite a prominent publication in Malaysia. It is a daily Bahasa Malaysia newspaper which is operated and owned by Kumpulan Karangkraf Sdn Bhd. The group is one of the major publication companies in the country which owns several titles in their respective segments.
Background of Sinar Harian
Sinar Harian began operations in 2006 and is based in Shah Alam in Selangor. It is printed and available in compact form where it started off in the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia along the states of Kelantan and Terengganu.
From then, Sinar Harian would continue to expand its distribution network which by September 2007 would reach Selangor and the Klang Valley. Sold for RM1.00 at the newsstands, Sinar Harian has a reputation for being unbiased on its reporting as it is not linked or owned by any political party, unlike most other publications.
Current news and issues
As a newspaper, Sinar Harian adopts a more impartial and apolitical approach to its news reporting apart from the standard local and international news reported each day. This is very different from many mainstream newspapers and publications which has always been regarded to be propaganda based.
Sinar Harian has several segments where it involves pull outs on thematic issues. There are quite a few editions which is also unique to the newspaper not available with many others. It has an Utara edition as well as many from the states respectively. This provides the newspaper the platform to cater its reporting to the likes of the specific state so as to preserve its relevance to the people across the country.
Advertising rates in Sinar Harian is quite competitive where its national edition starts from RM16.00 psccm for casual insertions. For the Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang editions, prices are from RM7.00psccm while the Selangor/KL sedition starts from RM10.00psccm.