New Straits Times

The New Straits Times is an English-language newspaper published in Malaysia. It is Malaysia's oldest newspaper still in print (though not the first[3]) having been founded as The Straits Times in 1845, and was reestablished as the New Straits Times in 1974. The paper served as Malaysia's only broadsheet format English-language newspaper.

New Straits Times
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Media Prima
PublisherThe New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd
Founded15 July 1845 (as The Straits Times),
13 August 1974 (as New Straits Times)
HeadquartersBalai Berita 31, Jalan Riong, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Circulation30,929 (daily)
85,469 (daily E-paper)
(July–December 2018)[1][2]

However, following the example of British newspapers The Times and The Independent, a tabloid version first rolled off the presses on 1 September 2004 and since 18 April 2005, the newspaper has been published only in tabloid size, ending a 160-year-old tradition of broadsheet publication. The New Straits Times currently retails at RM1.50 (~37 US cents) in Peninsular Malaysia.

The New Straits Times is printed by the New Straits Times Press, which also produced the English language afternoon newspaper, The Malay Mail, until 1 January 2008, as well as assorted Malay language newspapers, including the Berita Harian and Harian Metro. New Straits Times Press is part of Media Prima group of companies.

As of 2 January 2019, the group editor of the newspaper is Rashid Yusof. In 2020, the paper was listed as the 5th most trusted in a Reuters Institute survey of 14 Malaysian media outlets.[4]