I did a check on Alexa to find out the estimated global reach of the main English media in Malaysia.
Here are the rankings at 5.30 pm on 4 August 2007:
1. Star (0.052% of daily Internet surfers worldwide)
2. Malaysia Today (0.020%)
3. NST (0.014%)
4. Malaysiakini (0.009%)
5. Harakahdaily (0.0075%)
Beige – The Star; Blue – Malaysia Today; Black – NST; Red – Malaysiakini; Green – Harakah
Interesting to see that Malaysia Today has overtaken NST, Malaysiakini and Harakahdaily and is now closing in on The Star online!
Of course, this is just a very rough estimate – with all kinds of other variables that could present a different picture – but it is a revealing snapshot nonetheless.
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I apprecite malaysians like you who contribute to the thinking malaysian world but its rather unfortunate the thinking sector is small compared to the dead majority who are always mentioned by the so called ministers.To me one thinking person is more worth than a hundred dead or sleeping and sleep walking malaysians.
BY the way was your father a teacher before?Was he teaching in malacca before?I had a teacher named MR Netto in malacca.
Thanks, well spotted! I have corrected it now.
Your graph is not correct. Top place goes to Harakah, 2nd place to The Star and Mkini has last place.
Hello Chng, thanks for responding. I had another look at the Movers and Shakers graph on the Alexa front page, and The Star still comes out well ahead, followed by Malaysia Today.
I entered the following URLs this time:
and the rankings are still in the same order as my original post.
The only reason The Star remains on top is because they offer a business section with stock quotes. I use the Star website to check on stock prices but get my news from Malaysia Kini.
Anil, I believe the figure for Harakahdaily should read 0.0075% and not 0.075%.