Utusan Malaysia still has loyal followers

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  • Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010

Leading Malay daily Utusan Malaysia still has its loyal followers despite a dip in its circulation.

Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) chief executive officer Datuk Chamil Wariya said the decline of Utusan’s circulation numbers now should not be treated as a benchmark of its success because the trend was also typical for the rest of the world.

The newspaper industry has its ups and downs in terms of circulation, and it was not something to be worried about, he said after attending a forum on “Survival of the Malay Newspaper” at UiTM Shah Alam on Sunday.

> Kosmo! reported on six female students of a religious school who went hysterical on Sunday.

The students of SMK Agama Sheikh Abdul Malek in Kuala Terengganu were returning to their classes after the assembly at 8am when a Form Two student began screaming uncontrollably.

Suddenly, five Form Five students began screaming and crying at the same time. One of them was said to be the school’s best student.

State Education Department deputy director Razali Daud, who visited the school, said that the authorities managed to control the situation and the affected students were sent home.

He believed that the students were under pressure because they were sitting for their SPM examinations later this year.

A source told the daily that a similar incident had happened at the school a week earlier.

> Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with the sign >, it denotes a separate news item.

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