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Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Straits Times from Wikipedia

The New Straits Times is an English- language newspaper published in Malaysia. It is Malaysia’s oldest newspaper still in print since 1845. The paper be the only Malaysia’s broadsheet format English language newspaper. However, following the heels of British newspaper The Times and The Independent, a tabloid version first rooled off the presses on 1 September 2004 and since 18 April 2005, the newspaper is published only in tabloid size, ending a 160 years old traditional of broadsheet publication. The New Straits Times currently retails at RM1.20. The New Straits Times is printed by the New Straits Times Press, which also produces the English language afternoon newspaper, The Malay Mail, as well as sorted Malay language newspaper, most notably the Berita Harian. The New Straits Times is part of Media Prima group of companies. The current Group Editor of the New Straits Times is Syed Nadzri Syed Harun, while Kamarul Idris Zulkifli is acting Deputy Group Editors, as of 1 January 2007, include KP Waran, Lim Thow Boon, Rajan Moses and Ping Hong Kwang. The paper was originally founded as The Straits Times and covered all of what was then British Malaya and Singapore where it was based. This continued when Singapore became part of Malaysia in 1963 but upon its departure from the Federation in 1965, a separate paper published and based in Malaysia, the New Straits Times, was established, while The Straits Times has continued publication in Singapore.