The Herald (Malaysian Catholic Weekly)

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Herald, The Catholic Weekly
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Tan Sri Archbishop Murphy Pakiam, DD, on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Peninsular Malaysia
Editor Father Lawrence Andrew, SJ
Founded 8 September, 1994
Headquarters Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre, 5 Jalan Robertson, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
Circulation 15,600
Website Herald Malaysia Online

The Herald is a Malaysian Catholic weekly newspaper.


It has a circulation of 15,600 copies in Malaysia.[1] It is printed in English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese, and meant for distribution to Malaysian Catholics.[2]

Newspaper sections[edit]

Montage of the Herald, which is published in English with sections in Chinese, Tamil and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Cover News
  • Forum & Reflection
  • Home News
  • International News
  • Editorial
  • Opinion
  • Focus
  • Focus: Faith Alive
  • Focus: Children
  • Focus: Youth
  • Chinese
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Weekly reading
  • Supplements
  • Today's Shalom

Government threats and censorship[edit]

The Herald newspaper nearly lost its publishing licence for using the word "Allah" as a translation for "God," with authorities saying it should only be used by Muslims. The weekly was warned not to print "Allah" in the future, but instead it mounted an ongoing legal challenge to revoke the ban on the word, which is also used in the Malay-language Bible.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Catholic Church may sue over ministry ‘lie’". Malaysia Today. 2009-01-11. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  2. ^ "Catholic newsletter warned to stay off politics". TheStar. 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Catholic paper faces new challenge from Malaysian authorities". AFP. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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