Top 30 news websites in Malaysia

With the sharp decline of print newspaper circulation, the big boys are battling it out on the world wide web so who is leading the race in Malaysia?

In the print world, the sales of newspapers are measured by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) but is it still relevant now?

Meanwhile, in the digital world, the influence of online media or publishers is mainly represented by their website traffic and social media reach.

Guess what, a TV channel is leading all the print giants in terms of web traffic at the time of writing. Yes, Astro AWANI is the most visited news site in Malaysia.

Malaysiakini – famed for its independent news, especially on politics, is second overall but it is the most visited English news site in Malaysia.

Along with Malaysiakini, Free Malaysia Today is another independent digital-first news media ranked in the top 10, giving the big boys a run for their money.

Instead of fighting against it, some of the newspapers have digitized earlier or adopted a more aggressive approach. You either go digital, or go broke.

Print media like The Star, Harian Metro, Malay Mail, Berita Harian, Sinar Harian, China Press, and Sinchew Daily are all ranked in the top 10.

You might want to find out also who are the top 20 newspapers in Malaysia, and the top 8 news sites in Sabah and Sarawak.

Here are the top 30 most popular news websites in Malaysia across all languages, ranked by website traffic.

  1. Astro AWANI (Malay)
  2. Malaysiakini (English)
  3. The Star (English)
  4. Free Malaysia Today (English)
  5. Harian Metro (Malay)
  6. Malay Mail (English)
  7. Berita Harian (Malay)
  8. Sinar Harian (Malay)
  9. 中國報 China Press (Chinese)
  10. 星洲日报 Sin Chew Daily (Chinese)
  11. New Straits Times (English)
  12. 热点 Hotspot (Chinese)
  13. 東方日報 Oriental Daily (Chinese)
  14. The Edge Malaysia (English)
  15. Malaysia Gazette (Malay)
  16. The Sun Daily (English)
  17. The Vibes (English)
  18. 南洋商报 Nanyang Siang Pau (Chinese)
  19. MalaysiaNow (English)
  20. The Borneo Post (English)
  21. 光华日报 Kwong Wah Yit Poh (Chinese)
  22. 詩華日報 See Hua Online (Chinese)
  23. Utusan Malaysia (Malay)
  24. BERNAMA (English / Malay / Chinese)
  25. Kosmo! (Malay)
  26. Utusan Borneo (Malay)
  27. The Malaysian Insight (English)
  28. 光明日報 Guang Ming Daily (Chinese)
  29. Malaysia Today (English)
  30. Daily Express (English)

Read on as we rank the top news sites by language – English, Malay, and Chinese. Imagine that online display ads are the new print ads.

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Top 10 English News Websites in Malaysia


1. Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini’s editorial position is built on fast, accurate and independent news, and well informed and diverse views.


2. The Star

Since its launch on June 23, 1995, as Malaysia’s first news website, The Star Online has always striven to provide readers with up to date breaking news, compelling content and insightful opinions.


3. Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today is an independent, bilingual news portal with a focus on Malaysian current affairs.


4. Malay Mail

Malay Mail covers the news of the day, whether it is in the field of politics or lifestyle.


5. New Straits Times

Established in 1845, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (affectionately known as NSTP) is Malaysia’s oldest and largest newspaper publisher.


6. The Edge Malaysia

The Edge Markets is the main website of The Edge Media Group and it helps its readers to make better business and investment decision.


7. The Sun Daily

theSundaily is the news website of Malaysia’s first free and largest circulating urban newspaper.


8. The Vibes

THE Vibes is one of Malaysia’s hottest and fastest-growing online news portal.


9. MalaysiaNow

MalaysiaNow is about daily news that affects you, opinions that matter and arguments that carry weight.


10. The Borneo Post

Borneo Post Online is the online news portal of The Borneo Post – the largest English daily in Borneo.


Top 10 Malay News Websites in Malaysia


1. Astro AWANI

Astro AWANI (Saluran 501) adalah saluran berita 24-jam Nombor Satu di Malaysia.


2. Harian Metro

Lantaran sokongan dan kesetiaan pembaca, Harian Metro kini muncul sebagai akhbar harian bahasa Melayu nombor satu di Malaysia.


3. Berita Harian

Akhbar yang dihasilkan oleh rakyat, kepada rakyat dan untuk rakyat memenuhi keperluan rakyat Malaya semasa era nasionalisme yang sedang memuncak.


4. Sinar Harian

The one and only newspaper in Malaysia that emphasizes on local news (state) content and aims to serve as the voice and mediator for the Malaysian people.


5. Malaysia Gazette

MalaysiaGazette.Com memulakan operasi pada 1 Ogos 2013 bagi memenuhi cabaran dalam dunia kewartawanan siber yang berkembang pantas di dalam dan luar negara.


6. Utusan Malaysia

Media online pertama di Malaysia. Berada di alam siber sejak 1996. Merupakan media online berbahasa Melayu paling popular di Malaysia.



Malaysia National News Agency, since 1967.


8. Kosmo!

Akhbar Kosmo! merupakan akhbar berbahasa Melayu yang mula menemui pembaca di Malaysia pada 31 Ogos 2004.


9. Utusan Borneo

Utusan Borneo Online adalah usaha kami untuk menyebarkan maklumat terkini kepada para pembaca menerusi medium Internet.


10. SelangorKini

Media Selangor is the official media of the Selangor state government.


Top 10 Chinese News Websites in Malaysia


1. 中國報 China Press

Daily Chinese Newspaper founded at Malaysia on 1st Feb, 1946.


2. 星洲日报 Sin Chew Daily



3. 热点 Hotspot

Malaysia’s News and Infotainment Platform.


4. 東方日報 Oriental Daily



5. 南洋商报 Nanyang Siang Pau



6. 光华日报 Kwong Wah Yit Poh



7. 詩華日報 See Hua Online




Malaysia National News Agency, since 1967.


9. 光明日報 Guang Ming Daily



10. 百格 Pocketimes



Note: All data above is compiled in February 2022, with website visits data reported by SimilarWeb for the month of January 2022.

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