Utusan malaysia: the Malaysian top news provider in Bahasa Melayu
When it comes to delivering news in the native Bahasa Melayu, nothing
beats or has even come before utusan malaysia. It is a newspaper that’s been widely read all over the country especially in Northern, Eastern and Southern regions. The newspaper itself has through a colorful life not without controversies but it has retained its title of being the primary news provider in all
Utusan malaysia tackles subjects varying from current events to sports, entertainment, fashion, medicine, technology and everything else there is that makes interesting news, both local and abroad. The newspaper has become very popular indeed, winning such awards as the “Best in Print” from IFRA Publish Asia in 2003, and maintaining its reputation as the best news provider in Malaysia despite the controversies that tried to trip it off its path.
Just what is it about utusan malaysia that
makes it the most favored source of printed news among the general population of Malaysia? Aside from delivering its news in the native language of Bahasa Melayu, it also reflects genuine Malay mentality on
issues concerning the country as well as other major events all around the world. It is a perfect medium of study for foreigners or returning Malaysian natives who wish to learn and polish up on their Bahasa Melayu. Getting familiar with the language using utusan malaysia also means getting abreast with the major news and events in the country as well as the latest Malay opinions on subjects as diverse as the country’s multi-ethnical populace.
In addition to this, utusan malaysia has also put up its online counterpart where even those that have very little to no knowledge of Bahasa Melayu can have the option of reading the newspaper articles in English. This online version of the popular newspaper also offers a vast archive of its past news and commentaries previously published. The utusan malaysia online Features section offer a wide array of topics to peruse and learn from. It also has the Sports and Entertainment sections as well as the World section that contains the different issues in various other countries in the world.
Perhaps the most-read section of the utusan malaysia is the Bisik-Bisik Awang Selamat column which is considered to be the editorial voice of the utusan malaysia. This section talks about different issues that are sensitive and contemporary and as such has become such a controversially thought-provoking section of the newspaper.