The Star (daily) and Sunday Star, Malaysia's most widely-read English language daily and Sunday newspapers, are published in four editions - two editions which cover the northern peninsular states of Penang, Kedah, Perlis and northern Perak, and two other editions which cover the rest of the country.
There are two main printing plants that publish The Star on a daily basis. The northern editions are printed at the Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas, Penang, while the main editions are printed at the Star Media Hub in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, Selangor.
The Star is created each day for the entire family's reading pleasure. The Star daily is divided into different sections, namely the Main Paper, StarTwo, StarBiz, Sport and StarMetro.
The Star Daily Malaysia
The Main Paper covers the latest in both local and international news while StarTwo covers topics of a more lifestyle nature including entertainment, health, parenting, fashion, food and more. Youth / R.AGE is a sub-section within StarTwo that focuses on topics related to the youth of today and is published from Monday to Friday each week. StarBiz offers comprehensive coverage of business developments, market trends, financial reports and stock market updates. StarMetro is a regional section and is available in central, north, south, east and Sarawak editions covering local happenings and issues close to the hearts of the people.
Weekly in The Star Malaysia
Aside from the daily sections found in The Star, Malaysia, there are also weekly sections that highlight specific topics of interest. Every Monday, Star Maritime offers news on the shipping and sea-trade industry followed by Star In-Tech, which is published every Tuesday and focuses on all topics within the scope of information technology. Star Weekender replaces StarTwo every Saturday and offers additional articles and features on hobbies, holidays, leisure and weekend getaways. On Sundays, readers can also get a copy of Mingguan mStar, a compact, lively weekly pullout which comes with Sunday Star. Last but not least, StarBizWeek, which is published every Saturday, highlights issues within the business community, companies and personalities that have left a mark in the business sector, as well as corporate development and financial news for the week.
Monthly in The Star Malaysia
In addition to these sections, The Star Malaysia also incorporates topic-based sections that are published once a month. 'Clove' offers features on family, fashion, beauty and relationships and is published on the first Sunday of each month. The Star NIE (Newspaper-in-education) is dedicated to teaching English to Primary and Secondary students and is published every third Wednesday of the month.
Other monthly supplements include Star Motoring, which is published every fourth Sunday of the month and covers reviews and previews of the latest vehicles in the market as well as other motoring related topics. For the avid golfer, Star Golf is published every second Sunday of the month and includes features on the latest golf news, personality profiles, golf courses and more. Finally, every third Sunday of the month, the Star Homes supplement accompanies The Star to offer a guide to modern living, home furnishing ideas, interior decorating tips and more.
Sunday Star Malaysia
Sunday Star offers the latest in worldwide news, business and sports updates, current affairs, and special reviews to accompany you at your Sunday breakfast. In addition to this, Sunday Star also includes the Star Education section which features topics on schooling, careers, exam tips and updates in the education industry.
StarMag, another section of the Sunday Star, features lifestyle-based articles including travel, fashion, trends, books, motoring and more. StarMag, is further supplemented by two sections the first being Fit4Life which focuses on various aspects of well-being, including medical research, fitness trends, diet and nutrition and public health issues. The second supplement entitled Variety, highlights TV and radio programmes for the week and also includes games, horoscopes and a section just for children.
Other publications under The Star
Aside from the daily news that comes to the doorsteps of Malaysians daily, Star Publications (M) Bhd is also a publisher of quality magazines covering topics of education, business and entertainment.