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.

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Star50 Stories Browse through popular headlines featured in our newspapers.

Flashback #Star50: The end of civilisation (not)

The Y2K Bug was a genuine issue that got overhyped.

Flashback #Star50: Brando (The Godfather) Oscar 'shocker'

It remains one of the most stunning moments in Oscar history when Marlon Brando declined the Best Actor award in 1973 for his spell-binding role in The Godfather.

Flashback #Star50: Trafficked by colleges

It was shocking. Student trafficking syndicates operating in Bangladesh and Malaysia lured young Bangladeshis with the promise of jobs and college placings.