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Newspaper - Mingguan Malaysia

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Subject :Newspaper - Mingguan Malaysia
Published By : Printed & Published by: Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad
Location : Malaysia
Estimated Year : 1972
Media Type : Ephemera
Source : Jamal Hashim
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The first picture shows the front of Mingguan Malaysia newspaper, dated 9th April 1972. This newspaper is part of the Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad publication. 

Utusan Malaysia traces its roots to 1939 when it was first published as Utusan Melayu, with its address at Queen Street, Singapore. It was founded by Yusof Ishak, who later became the first President of Singapore, and Abdul Rahim Kajai, dubbed the father of Malay journalism. It temporarily suspended publication during the Japanese occupation of Malaya and Singapore. The newspaper moved its headquarters to Cecil Street in 1945, and in 1959 relocated to Kuala Lumpur.

In 1961 its workers staged a strike against the newspaper's impending takeover by the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), amid concerns over Utusan's independence. The acquisition took place despite the protests, and Utusan Malaysia has been the unofficial party organ for UMNO ever since.

Utusan Malaysia started publication on 1 September 1967, being a romanised version for Utusan Melayu and daily edition of Mingguan Malaysia. Mingguan Malaysia published 2 years earlier, on 30 August 1964. (read more here)


The second, third and fourth pictures are articles from Mingguan Malaysia. From left to right:

  • "Lawatan Seri Paduka Ke Perak Tinggalkan Kenangan Manis" (Royal Visit To Perak Leaves Sweet Memories)
  • "Bonda Sultan Perak Gering" (Mother of Perak Sultan Is Ill)
  • "Perak Akan Bersikap Oporchunis Malam Ini" (Perak Will Be Opportunistic Tonight)


The fifth picture is an additional supplement included in Mingguan Malaysia



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