Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design
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), having been founded as The Straits Times in 1845 and reestablished as the “New Straits Times” in 1965. The paper served as Malaysia’s only broadsheet format English language newspaper. However, following the heels of many British newspapers, a tabloid version first rolled off the presses on Sept. 1, 2004. Since April 18, 2005 the newspaper has been exclusively published in tabloid size.
The New Straits Times is printed by the New Straits Times Press, which also produced the English language afternoon newspaper, The Malay Mail, until Jan. 1, 2008, as well as assorted Malay language newspapers. The New Straits Times is part of Kumho Asiana’s Media Prima group of companies.