Utusan Malaysia is definitely one of the most important publications for the Malaysian people, as it has a tradition of more than 70 years. Founded on may 29, 1939, Utusan Malaysia was published in Jawi, at first, which is the Arabic alphabet for writing the Malay language. After that, Utusan Malaysia was published in Romanised letters as well. Nowadays, people get to read Utusan Malaysia both in the native Bahasa Melayu language and English. Moreover, as the Internet has developed significantly throughout the years, Utusan Malaysia can be now read online as well.
One of the most important reasons behind developing a website for Utusan Malaysia was the fact that people wanted to have access to the newspaper no matter where they were. So Utusan Malaysia online has been released, for people to be informed about what was going on in their country, at all times. Like the traditional printed newspaper, the online version of Utusan Malaysia can also be read in both English and Bahasa Melayu. While it is true that the paper has suffered many transformations, Utusan Malaysia online was definitely a great idea, especially as we are living in a digitalised society. Utusan Malaysia online has sections that interest everybody, from international topics, to features that concern the Malay population in particular. Among the issues we can recall World, Sports and Entertainment.
While Utusan Malaysia online has quite a success, is also raised many controversies, as there are many critics brought to the newspaper by the Malay society. This is because Utusan Malaysia online made provocative comments and statements regarding the Malaysian government, but not only. Perhaps this is another reason why Utusan Malaysia online has become so popular. The fact that it targets all types of readers has also made Utusan Malaysia online the most widely read newspaper in Malaysia today. Millions of people access it every day, because they want to stay in touch with the latest news from Malaysia and the whole world, no matter where they are.