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Sinar Harian
Front page of the inaugural Selangor & KL edition
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Kumpulan Karangkraf
PublisherSinar Karangkraf Sdn Bhd
EditorRozaid Rahman
Deputy editorZamri Rambli
Junhairi Alyasa
News editorRuzy Adila Idris
Founded31 July 2006
HeadquartersShah Alam, Selangor

Sinar Harian (Daily Light) is a Malay-language daily newspaper published in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia in a compact format. It first hit the newsstands on 31 March 2006 in the East Coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu before expanding its distribution to the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur in the West Coast in September 2007.

The newspaper occasionally organises public forums and debates at which politicians and public figures are invited to speak, regardless of viewpoint.[citation needed]

Sinar Daily is published by Sinar Karangkraf Sdn Bhd (formerly Akhbar Cabaran Sdn Bhd), a company related to Kumpulan Karangkraf, a major media and publishing interest in Malaysia and currently has a cover price of RM 1.80.


While providing the standard fare of national and international news, Sinar Harian also has a unique[citation needed] niche in providing regional and local news based on the regional editions published in the form of a pull-out section that takes up more than half of the printed pages in every issue. Current regional editions available are Northern editions (Perak, Penang, Kedah, Perlis), Central editions (Selangor and federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya), East Coast editions (Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan) and Southern editions (Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Johor).

Regional correspondents known as Skuad Cakna (literally meaning Concerned Squads, possibly colloquial for Snoop Squads) are stationed in each district and major population centres in the states where the respective editions are published.[citation needed]

Notably, Sinar Harian was the only conventional Malay newspaper which reported favourably on the opposition-backed People's Uprising Rally (KL 112) on 13 January 2013,[1] while other dailies such as Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian either grossly distorted the events or ignored the rally altogether.[2][3]



  1. ^ KL112: Tahniah! Retrieved 14 January 2013
  2. ^ KL112: Tahniah! Retrieved 14 January 2013
  3. ^ English and Malay dailies spin sour on the rally. Retrieved 14 January 2013