Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Star is an English-language, tabloid-format newspaper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the largest in terms of circulation in Malaysia, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The Star is a member of the Asia News Network.
The newspaper is majority-owned by the Malaysian Chinese Association, the second-largest party in the ruling Barisan Nasional alliance. Its major competitors are the New Straits Times and The Sun, both tabloids.
The daily newspaper was first published on Sept. 9, 1971 as a regional newspaper based in Georgetown, Penang. The Star went into national circulation on Jan. 3 1976 when it set up its new office in Kuala Lumpur. In 1978, the newspaper headquarters was relocated to Kuala Lumpur. The Star continues to expand its wings. In 1981 it moved its headquarters from Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya which is also its current premise to accommodate a growing number of staff and technology devices.