|Media - Newspaper Publications
| Our Group’s foray into the
Chinese language publishing business grew as a commitment to serve
the Chinese communities and promoting Chinese cultural heritage
around the world.
Driven by his cultural conscience and foresight, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong in 1987 invested heavily to salvage Sin Chew Daily.
The Daily has a long history and strong influence in the Chinese community in local areas but was on the brink of closure.
He was invited to revive Malaysia's Sin Chew Jit Poh by its employees and senior leaders of the ethnic-Chinese community.
He assumed the post of Chairman and under his dynamic leadership, Sin Chew Daily today has emerged as the country's largest
He is also the Chairman of Sin Chew's sister publication, Guang Ming Daily.
In 1990, YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong established "The
National", a neutral, English-language newspaper, at the invitation
of the government of Papua New Guinea.
On 23rd April 2007, the merge of the three Chinese-language
publishing groups, MingPao Enterprise, Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and Nanyang Press Holdings Berhad became
official. The consolidation of these three groups is aimed at creating
a global Chinese language media group, which will emerge as one
of the largest Chinese language print media platforms. The merger
is a major step taken by YBhg. Tan Sri Datuk Sir Tiong to realize his vision
of bringing his Chinese-language media groups "from local to world"
and from "printing to multimedia".
On 30th April 2008, the merge of these three newspaper groups led
to the formation of "Media
Chinese International Limited". It became Malaysia's first primary
dual listing in Malaysia cum Hong Kong's Stock Exchange.
Sin Chew Media
Our acquisition in 1988 of Sin Chew Jit Poh (Sin Chew Daily), enables
us to build it into the largest Chinese newspaper in Malaysia. With
its daily circulation of more than 360,000 copies nation-wide, Sin
Chew Jit Poh has become a household name in Malaysia and a favourite
source of news and entertainment among the local Chinese reading
public. The Chinese language paper contributes to the growth of
Chinese education by publishing magazines such as Bintang SinChew and Sinaran SinChew, targeted at school students.
Building on our success with Sin Chew Jit Poh, we acquired 'Guang
Ming Ribao' in 1992, turning the former regional Chinese daily into
a nationally distributed paper. It currently ranks as the fourth
biggest selling Chinese daily in the country.
A progressive news publisher, Sin Chew Jit Poh was the first Malaysian
Chinese paper to go online in 1995. The paper soon launched its
umbrella portal at www.sinchew-i.com.
In 2000, we initiated a joint venture with major Malaysian newspaper
publishing companies to form Malaysian Newsprint Industry Sdn. Bhd.
to produce newsprint locally, contributing to the growth of the
Malaysian newspaper printing industry.
In 2004, Sin Chew Daily celebrated its 75th anniversary and its
service to community. In 2005, both the Sin Chew Daily and Guang
Ming Daily were publicly listed under Sin Chew Media on Bursa Malaysia.
Ming Pao Enterprise Corporation
Our commitment to grow our media business is further strengthened
by our overseas expansion programme. In 1995, we acquired Ming Pao
Group, which publishes popular Chinese newspapers and magazines
in Hong Kong SAR as well as North America.
Our Hong Kong flagship Chinese daily, Ming Pao Daily News, a renowned
Chinese newspaper in its own right, celebrated its 45th anniversary
in 2004. It has consistently won media industry awards for high
journalistic standards and editorial excellence.
We continue to provide authoritative news and analyses to our readers
and have expanded our publications to North America. Currently we
are helping to keep them informed of the updated events and news
in mainland China and Hong Kong with our sister editions in Canada
(e.g. Toronto, Vancouver) and the United States (New York, San Francisco).
Leveraging on the popularity of our venerable newspaper and magazines,
Ming Pao Group’s internet portal (mingpao.com) has grown into
a quality news and editorial content provider that also offers value-adding
has consistently won awards as one of the top 10 healthy websites
by the Hong Kong Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority.
It was the Winner of the Best Chinese Website, awarded by Society
of Publishers in Asia in 2003.
Nanyang Siang Pau
Tan Sri Tiong emerged as the major shareholder of the Nanyang Press
Holdings Berhad when his family company, Ezywood Option Sdn Bhd,
acquired 21.02 per cent stake from Huaren Holdings on Oct 17, 2006.
Prior to the acquisition, Huaren Holdings was the major shareholder
of the company, with 42 per cent stake, making it the single largest
shareholder of the company which owns two Chinese dailies; Nanyang
Siang Pau and China Press. Henceforth, the Group owns Nanyang
Siang Pau and China Press.