Tuesday, July 18, 2006

SINAR HARIAN

Harian Metro, the only newspaper in the fledgling NSTP group that is performing, will have a serious contender for the East Coast tabloid crown when Kumpulan Karangkraf launches Sinar Harian on July 31.

At 50 sen a copy, this new daily, which is being touted as the first Malay regional paper in the country, could take the sinar, or shine, off the competition, including Harian Metro, which leads other dailies in the Malay-dominated states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

Harian Metro (cover price RM1) is also the best selling Malay daily in the country with average daily sales of 241,860 copies between July and Dec last year. It saw phenomenal growth under the editorship of Zian Johari, who left under the NSTP's voluntary separation scheme in March.

Karangkraf is as serious as they come. It is listed in the Malaysia Book of Records for having the most number of magazine titles. For Sinar Harian, which will have 48 pages and a staff of about 80, the group has set up a printing plant near Pengkalan Chepa, its East Coast headquarters.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

my observation is as follows.
here we have umno trying to capture kelantan for so many years but has been unsuccessful.

now that you have kumpulan karangkraf deciding to start a kelantanese regional newspaper, i say well done. at least they are doing something. i don't see the other major media organisations contributing to this extent to help umno or the government's cause. surely they must realise that what little propoganda they have been running in the main papers have failed all these years.

syabas kumpulan karangkraf for a brilliant idea. whether it survives or not is another question but at least this can become an effective tool as it will slowly grow to being accepted as a kelantanese product.

Kawan said...

Tahniah Karangkraf,

Bukan mudah bikin newspaper Boss! Hari2 kena jaga! Belajar dari kesalahan orang lain. Beri berita yang tepat, tulis dengan menarik, jangan ikut Harian Metro, anda pasti berjaya. Mungkin perlu masa yang panjang, tetapi boleh maju kerana akhbar baru ini mengkhusus kepada Pantai Timur. Invest in training dan hantar wartawan ke merata dunia. Kos tinggi tapi boleh runding long term dgn sponsors. Syabas Sdra Jalil!

srikandi said...

YESSS

SYABBASS Kumpulan Karangkraf!!!!
Pasaran yang luas untuk akhbar Melayu di Pantai Timur. Ini dapat memberi ruang untuk pembaca membuat pilihan.
Pintar dan cekap pihak Karangkraf. Syabbas sekali lagi

Anonymous said...

when star started, nstp said it was not a threat, when sun introduced its free daily, nstp said it will not last......so who at nstp will bother about this new paper. At the end of the day, CEO, GEIC, DC & CE will all leave the company with a golden handshake. We have seen this many times over. Whats new with the new governmental administration.

Anonymous said...

SYABAS;
SUATU LANGKAH BIJAK. SEPATUTNYA DULU LAGI KARANGKRAF BERTINDAK BEGINI... KAMI YAKIN, KARANGKRAF BOLEH! JIKA SUDAH BERJAYA DENGAN MAJALAH, TIDAK MUSTAHIL BOLEH BERJAYA DGN AKHBAR. ALL STAF KARANGKRAF AMAT KOMITED NAMPAKNYA... SUATU SYARIKAT BUMIPUTRA YANG MEMBANGGAKAN.

rockybru said...

Some errors in my posting, as pointed out by a former editor of Harian Metro. He wrote:

Bro, ur blog 18july refers. harian metro cover price is RM1.20, not RM1. It was increased during Hafifi's editorship (June 2004 to August 2005), after we made some revamp ... introducing pullout of Bintang & V-Met (Variasi Metro) 2 weeks before Kosmo was launched (Aug 2004). Metro Ahad's cover price was increased from RM1.20 to RM1.50 after more pages were inserted including new pullout, that is Sihat, foreign human-interest articles & Selebriti. thks.

Thank you for pointing out these errors. My apologies, Harian Metro and bloggers.