Our Story so far

From a small provincial daily newspaper to becoming one of Malaysia’s leading English news sources, The Star has stayed true to its mission of bringing coverage and stories that matter most to readers.

Our 50-year journey has seen us evolve beyond the written word to a media powerhouse today. Follow the link below to find out more about our history and legacy.

From The Dark Room Discover iconic and never-before-seen images from our photo vault.

From The Dark Room

Star50 Stories Browse through popular headlines featured in our newspapers.

A digital milestone to be proud of

THE first Malaysian newspaper to embrace the Internet was The Star, which went online on June 23, 1995.

Flashback #Star50 : Jacko mystery

The King of Pop was suddenly no more. His death on June 27, 2009, stunned millions of fans who grew up with the world’s first mega pop star’s music and dance moves. Today, Michael Jackson’s impact on music and popular culture still endures despite the dark secrets surrounding his private life.

Flashback #Star50: Botak Chin – the ‘lucky’ gangster

LUCK. Botak Chin had luck, said retired top cop Tan Sri Mohd Zaman Khan.