The Edge (Malaysia)

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The Edge
Type Daily & Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd
Editor Azam Aris
Founded (date)
Language English
Headquarters Level 3, Menara KLK, No. 1, Jalan PJU 7/6, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Website www.theedgemarkets.com/my

The Edge is Malaysia's leading financial and investment news publication by The Edge Communications Sdn. Bhd.

Launched in 1994, The Edge provides readers with authoritative, analytical content on the corporate, investment, real estate, technology, management, media and lifestyle sectors. It has become the weekly staple of corporate executives keeping abreast of business and investment developments in the country.

History[edit]

On 24 July 2015, the Malaysian government suspended the publishing license of the Edge media group's two print publications, the Edge Weekly and the Edge Financial News, alleging that their coverage of the 1Malaysia Development Berhad threatened the country's national security and public order. The Edge's print publications was suspended for three months, beginning on 27 July 2015.[1] The suspension of The Edge newspapers was criticized by several opposition politicians, the Institute of Journalists Malaysia, and business leaders including the CIMB Group chairman Nazir Razak and the Air Asia executive Tony Fernandes.[2][3] On 27 July, The Edge filed a judicial review challenging the ban.[4]

Publications[edit]

The Edge Media Group consists of the Edge Communications Sdn Bhd, which publishes the following publications: The Edge Malaysia, The Edge Financial Daily, Personal Money, and haven. The Edge also publishes a Singaporean-based weekly publication called The Edge Singapore. In addition, The Edge Media Group also consists of the website www.theedgemarkets.com, the online newspaper Malaysian Insider, the online Edge Review, the trading website www.EdgeWiz.com, the radio station BFM, the art gallery The Edge Galerie, and the events management company Pepper Events.[5]

The Edge Malaysia[edit]

The Edge Malaysia is a business and investment weekly periodical that is available in both print and digital formats.[5]

The Edge Financial Daily[edit]

Launched in 2007 by The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd, The Edge Financial Daily acts as a standalone daily business paper which complements its weekly sister publication. Published Mondays to Fridays, The Edge Financial Daily provides business news reporting and articles with some key local insights and global perspectives. It is distributed mainly in the Klang Valley as well as other key market centres.[5]

Suspension due to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) Reports[edit]

On 24 July 2015, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered a three-months suspension[6] of printed publications of The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Financial Daily effective 27 July 2015. The suspension was due to the publications extensive reporting of 1MDB which deemed “prejudicial or likely to be prejudicial to public order, security or likely to alarm public opinion or is likely to be prejudicial to public and national interest".[6]

Circulation[edit]

The Edge Malaysia is audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. As of January 2014, it has an approximate circulation of 22,572.[7] The Edge Malaysia caters to corporate executives and the general public with interest in the Malaysian financial market and is widely distributed nationwide via newsstands.

Awards[edit]

The Edge has won publishing awards such as Excellence in Newspapers 2003 by the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA)[8]

The Edge Billion Ringgit Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malaysia suspends newspaper over prejudicial 1MDB reports". Asia Times. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lift the suspensions of The Edge Malaysia and The Edge Financial Daily". The Malay Mail. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Malaysian PM Najib's brother condemns The Edge's suspension". AsiaOne. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Malaysian media The Edge files for judicial review over ban". The Straits Times. 27 July 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "About Us". The Edge Markets. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "About Us". Malaysia Orders Suspension of Two Publications. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "January 2014 to June 2014 ABC Circulation Figures" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations Malaysia. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Theedgedaily.com". theedgedaily.com. 

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