Kosmo!

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Not to be confused with Kosmo, a desktop software with advanced functions.
Kosmo!
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Front page of the Kosmo! newspaper in its original design in 2004
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad
Founded 30 August 2004
Language Malay
Circulation 35,000 (Daily; as of June 2005)
Website www.kosmo.com.my

Kosmo! (short for Cosmopolitan; Malay: Kosmopolitan) is a Malay language compact format newspaper in Malaysia owned by Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad. It is available in Malaysia at most newsstands.

It was launched on 30 August 2004 by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi[citation needed]. Kosmo! existed when the public was in a desperate need of a newspaper that could be easily read and carried. [according to whom?] This newspaper suits the taste of Malaysians who are mostly busy with their daily matters. [according to whom?] All the sections in this newspaper use an exclamation mark (!).

Formerly, Kosmo! was sold in Malaysia at a price of 80 cents daily excluding Sundays, when it was sold at RM 1.00 under a different name, that is Kosmo Ahad.However, by April 2007, Kosmo! priced at RM1.00 per day, while on Sundays it is sold at RM1.20.

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