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Front page of the Kosmo! newspaper in its original design in 2004
Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad
30 August 2004
Circulation 35,000 (Daily; as of June 2005)
www .kosmo .com .my
(short for Kosmo! Cosmopolitan; Malay: ) is a Kosmopolitan 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. Kosmo! existed when the public was in a desperate need of a newspaper that could be easily read and carried. This newspaper suits the taste of Malaysians who are mostly busy with their daily matters. 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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