Thumbs up for street edition

  • Nation
  • Friday, 03 Sep 2004

PETALING JAYA: Readers gave the thumbs up to The Star Breaking News Edition, which provided two of yesterday’s hottest news both on the local and international front. 

Those who grabbed a complimentary copy of the special street edition at more than 20 locations in the Klang Valley appreciated the coverage of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s release and the hostage incident in Russia. 

Abdul Rahman Hashim, 47, from Kampung Tunku praised The Star for its up-to-date coverage. 

“This free copy provided breaking news not only in Malaysia but also in the world. Anwar’s case and the Russian hostage incident are the latest news,” he said. 

“It was informative and everybody loves things which are free. It is even better as this edition keeps us abreast with the latest news.” 

Click on image to get the epaper edition of our special evening edition.

Freelance writer Mohd Khairil Anhar, 23, from Section 17 here, said the reports were not biased. 

“I hope to see this kind of news more often as it was not about ‘preferred’ politicians,” he said. 

(From left) Friends Harun Rashid Sahibudeen, 22, Mohd Khairil Anhar, 23, and Zurin Fakhita, 22, reading The Star Breaking News Edition at Jaya Shopping Centre in Section 14, Petaling Jaya.  

Adeline Yong, who brought her daughter Christy to a pasar malam near the Chow Yang restaurant in SS2, picked up a copy, too. 

“I was happy to note that it was free and the news is up-to-date,” she said. 

Kelana Jaya resident Mel Koo, 25, was relieved to get one of the last copies distributed in SS2 after she failed to obtain one at a grocery shop earlier.  

“It had good coverage and was a good edition,” she said. 

A total of 20,000 copies were distributed in areas like the LRT stations here and in Kuala Lumpur, Damansara Uptown, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Bukit Bintang, Puduraya, Bangsar, Ampang Point, Sri Hartamas and Carrefour in Seri Petaling. 

Another 10,000 copies were snapped up in an hour at selected locations in Penang. 

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