Berita Harian Goes Compact!
Berita Harian has ceased to be published in the broadsheet format as of 5 July 2008. It marks the beginning of a new dynamic phase of growth whose history and development have reflected the country’s evolution from the days of Merdeka.
Starting 6 July 2008, Berita Harian will chart a new era, with a new look and trendier compact version, from its original modest beginnings 51 years ago.
Berita Harian came into being on 1 July 1957 as the first mainstream newspaper in Bahasa Malaysia. Ever since then, has become a true chronicler of history for the country.
Throughout the years, Berita Harian has diversely moulded itself from a paper reflecting the traditional thoughts and aspirations to a vibrant medium where era of knowledge has become the primary resource of economic development.
Our objective is to reach out to both loyal as well as new readers who prefer the tabloid-sized daily to the broadsheet. Worldwide trends and our own studies show that people, especially the young, prefer the convenience of the compact version because it allows better mobility.
As a dynamic, reader-conscious responsible daily we are committed to changing with the times. The main essence of the Berita Harian will not change. Berita Harian will continue its editorial stance of providing serious and credible news though the format will be different.