The Sun is an English Language daily newspaper which is published and distributed for free in the Klang Valley. It is the first national free newspaper in the country.
Linked to Berjaya Group
One of the major contributors to the success of The Sun is that it is freely distributed. The newspaper is owned by Berjaya Media Berha, one of the largest and most prominent conglomerates in Malaysia.
Most unbiased publication
What makes The Sun the preferred choice among readers is that the newspaper is known to be one of the most unbiased among all media. This is by virtue of it being disassociated with any political party. This is because most newspapers and dailies are somehow and somewhat connected to a political party in one way or another.
Like most newspapers, The Sun covers many segments in its reporting. This includes local and international news, business, sports, entertainment and periodic pullouts and supplements. Those editions will cover the likes of fashion, technology and automotive, among others.
Background and history of The Sun
As a daily, The Sun has a circulation of over 300,000 prints per day as audited by ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation). This makes it it one of the most widely circulated newspapers in the country. The Sun is printed and is available from Mondays to Fridays while there is no prints on public holidays and weekends.
Readers are able to obtain a free copy at major retail and service outlets like LRT stations, 7-Elevens, Starbucks Coffee and others, mostly at shops that are associated with the Berjaya Group. As a media, The Sun started off as a newspaper for purchase in 1993. A year after that, it later went through some restructuring which saw the paper disappearing from newsstands.
It would then re-emerge in 2002 where it began operating as a free newspaper. This took a while for The Sun to build its reader-base before it grew again. Readers are able to obtain a free copy of the newspaper in most places while a 30sen delivery charge is imposed for those who like to have it sent to their doorstep.