KUALA LUMPUR- The country’s oldest Malay-language newspaper, Utusan Malaysia and its sister publication Kosmo! have been relaunched today.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has welcomed and congratulated the newspaper for its relaunch.
The Agong wishes both newspapers will continue to contribute to the nation building and promote the right of speech.
The two newspapers, which ceased operation 8 months ago are now under Media Mulia Sdn Bhd.
Relaunching Utusan Malaysia, Media Mulia managing director and group editor Mohamad Azlan Jaafar said that the newspaper would strive to restore readers’ confidence as a reliable disseminator of information.
“Accountability is the guide in every report.
“Today’s society needs objective, accurate, true and fair reporting, whether from political, social and economic aspects.
“Our commitment is to develop a national newspaper that brings aspirations of every Malaysian,” he said through the ‘Minda
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hishammuddin Hussein also expressed his happiness for the return of Utusan Malaysia.
” Alhamdullilah (Thanks God) Utusan is back,” he said in his facebook page.