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Harian Metro
Front page on 19 March 2018.
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherThe New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad
EditorMustapa Omar[1]
Deputy editorAhmad @ Salim Bachok
Associate editorNoorsham Md Saleh
Husain Jahit
Managing editorShariffudin Mohamed
Othman Mamat
News editorManan Samad
Mohd Safar Ahmad
Yusri Abdul Malek
Ahmad Shahrul Nizam Muhammad
Sports editorMohd Radzi Wahab
Photo editorKhairil Shahriman Maarup
Founded25 March 1991; 32 years ago (1991-03-25)
HeadquartersBalai Berita 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Circulation179,231 (daily)
207,119 (Metro Ahad)
1,743 (daily E-paper)
1,741 (Metro Ahad E-paper)
*Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, Malaysia - July to December 2015[2][3]

Harian Metro is a Malaysian daily newspaper owned by the New Straits Times Press. It is Malaysia's first Malay daily afternoon tabloid in the Klang Valley, in contrast to morning tabloids in other part of Malaysia. The Harian Metro was established in March 1991 and is the first and oldest Malay-language tabloid newspaper in the country. It is now Malaysia's largest circulating newspaper in any language.

The change in the demographics of urbanites resulted in a growing audience of young people who were looking for entertainment, shopping news, lifestyle features and current news. Harian Metro set out to meet those needs.

On 17 July 2006, the newspaper underwent a layout revamp to remain fresh and relevant for its readers. New pullouts were introduced, such as "Rap" and "Variasi".

On 11 April 2009, Harian Metro increased its cover price with the introduction of new pullouts such as "GIGS" and "EKSTRA".

Harian Metro's rise has steadily gained momentum over the past few years. For 2011, Harian Metro remained the No. 1 daily Bahasa Melayu newspaper for the fifth time as declared by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. However, it later lost the status to its rival, Mingguan Malaysia [ms], in the second quarter of 2013, largely due to increased access and availability of internet news sources and subsequent growth in their audience.

Despite pride itself as a "reader's choice newspaper", Harian Metro seems to have things that it far left behind, unlike or since the presence of its rival newspaper, Kosmo!.






















See also


  1. ^ "Sidang Pengarang Harian Metro". 13 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Delivering Trust data" (PDF). 2015.
  3. ^ "Delivering Trust data" (PDF). 2015.