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Kosmo!

Kosmo!
Front page of the Kosmo! newspaper in its original design in 2004
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad
Editor Baharom Mahusin[1]
Editor-in-chief Abdul Aziz Ishak
Deputy editor Mohd Nor Ab Samad
Lokman Othman
News editor Mohd Zuki Pileh
Samsor Junet
Teon Eg
Zambri Rambli
Mir Azri Shaharuddin
Anuar Ariffin
Mohd Faizal Zakaria
Sports editor Asan Ahmad
Founded 30 August 2004
Language Malay
Headquarters No. 44, Jalan Utusan, Off Jalan Chan Sow Lin, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Circulation 199,000 (daily)
210,000 (Kosmo Ahad)
*Source: Audit Bureau of Circulations, Malaysia - 2014[2]
Website .my.com.kosmowww
Free online archives .asp/cari/kosmo.my.com.kosmowww

Kosmo! (short for Cosmopolitan; Malay: Kosmopolitan) is a Malay language compact format newspaper in Malaysia owned by Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad. It is available in Malaysia at most newsstands.

It was launched on 30 August 2004 by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Kosmo! existed when the public was in a desperate need of a newspaper that could be easily read and carried. This newspaper suits the taste of Malaysians who are mostly busy with their daily matters. All the sections in this newspaper use an exclamation mark (!).

Formerly, Kosmo! was sold in Malaysia at a price of 80 cents daily excluding Sundays, when it was sold at RM 1.00 under a different name, that is Kosmo Ahad.However, by April 2007, Kosmo! priced at RM1.00 per day, while on Sundays it is sold at RM1.20.

References

  1. ^ http://www.utusangroup.com.my/corporate/editorial
  2. ^ http://abcm.org.my/abcmfiles/uploads/2015/05/ABC-Circulation-Figures-Jul-14-to-Dec-14-Newspapers-West-and-East-Malaysia-Price-Bands1.pdf

External links

  • Utusan Group Official Site (Malay)
  • Official newspaper's website (Malay)
  • The Prime Minister's Speech at the Launching Ceremony of Kosmo!


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