UTUSAN, NST, BECOME SURAT KHABAR LAMA
Someone sent me this yesterday. These are the circulation figures for local newspapers. (see below)
The fact that the NST and Utusan Malaysia still exist attracts further scrutiny. How exactly are they still functioning. The Utusan is down to 123,000+ copies.
The worst is the NST. The circulation is down to 54,000+ copies daily. These are last years figures.
The NST figures include the free copies they send to the schools, government departments etc. Minus all the free copies they give out, I think the real circulation is much less than 54,000+ papers a day.
I stopped buying the NST about 10 years ago. I stopped buying The Star also years ago.
Almost all the newspapers are now online. Even The Star. I do read The Star Online.
Look at the share prices and you get a better idea about things. The share price of The Star has gone up by nine sen to RM1.69 (5%).
On the other hand the share price of Media Prima (which publishes NST) has fallen down 52% to just 83 sen !! Media Prima folks, your share price is less than a roll of toilet paper.
Utusan is no better. Their share price has fallen 47% to 38 sen !! For each roll of toilet paper maybe you can buy THREE Utusan Melayu shares.
Apa lagi Utusan mau?
Lesen surat khabar monopoli (ok ok oligopoli).
Shareholder UMNO – parti pencuri yang paling kaya.
Duit ada, kilang ada, lesen KDN ada, sabsidi ada, semua ada.
Tapi barang tak tahu jual.
Lepas tu nak tuduh orang lain pula.