PETALING JAYA: A senior management team from Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Bhd, led by chief executive officer and managing director Shayne Nelson, visited Menara Star and Star Media Hub yesterday and left impressed by the state-of-the-art printing technology and editorial systems.
I have visited other printing plants before, but not one so big and equipped with such modern technology, Nelson said.
And the factory is so clean, you can practically eat off the floor!
He added that the visit allowed members of both organisations to know each other better and for the banking group to have an idea of how the media worked.
We had the chance to see what happens from the time a reporter gets the news to when it comes out in print. I never knew so many steps were involved.
Star Publications (M) Berhad group managing director Datuk Steven Tan and The Stars senior management officers took the 15 senior management staff of the bank on a tour of the newsroom at Menara Star and the printing plant in Shah Alam.
The visitors were told that as the largest English newspaper in Malaysia, The Star has a daily circulation of over 300,000 copies and a readership of over one million.
The Stars daily circulation in the Klang Valley exceeds 220,000, with readership exceeding 750,000.