» On December 14, first issue of The Malay Mail was published by
John H.Matthews Robson in Kuala Lumpur. It was a hand-printed broadsheet with four
pages - only advertisements on front page & page 2 & local news on the other two
pages. 200 copies daily & sold at 15 sen.
1904 - 1926
» Published as a weekly newspaper.
» The Malay Mail ceased publication on January 7.
» On January 19, under Japanese control, The Malay Mail
resumed publication under a new title "New Order" with Francis Cooray as managing editor.
» Paper was bought over by Straits Times Press. Became an
» Martin Hutton became Editor of The Malay Mail.
»The Malay Mail celebrated its diamond jubilee.
» On August 16,Sunday Mail was published.
» On February 21, the first Malay Mail Big Walk was
launched at Stadium Merdeka .
» On February 28, The Singapore Free Press merged
with The Malay Mail and it became a truly national paper serving all major towns
with separate editions for Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
» J.A.Bain was appointed Editor.
» Tan Siong Hoon became Editor of The Malay Mail.
» On September 1, political realities in part caused the
Straits Times Press Group to split the Singapore and Malaysian operations resulting
in The Malay Mail becoming part of The New Straits Times Press Group.
» On October 1, The new Malay Mail took to the streets as a
tabloid, in a new compact format (half the size of the Broadsheet), with a new
brighter look. Price was still 15 sen.
» On June 2, Sunday Mail was published in a tabloid size,
and priced at 20 sen.
» In June , Sunday Mail added Sunday Mail Magazine called
» On December 16, The Malay Mail started a new edition to
meet the special needs of new growth centres such as Penang.
» P.J.Joshua became Editor of The Malay Mail.
» On April 14, The Malay Mail hit the streets in Johor
Bahru before lunch time.
» On May 11, The Malay Mail Big Walk became an annual event
in Kuala Lumpur.
» On July 1, price was increased from 15 sen to 20 sen.
» Chua Huck Cheng was appointed Editor.
» On December 15, major revamp with new tag line "The Paper That
» Introduction of Hotline.
» Ahmad Sebi Abu Bakar was appointed Editor of The Malay Mail.
» In June, Hotline initiated the launch of the 'People's
Live Telecast Fund', where Malaysian and corporate citizens jointly sponsored the
live telecast of 1982 World Cup Football matches from Spain.
» The Malay Mail won the best colour reproduction award
among medium circulation newspapers in the Asian, African and Oceania regions.
» Maurice Khoo Teng Cheng was appointed Editor of The Malay Mail.
» On September 1, new red masthead with 44 pages. Price was 30 sen .
» The Mail Mail won the first place in "The Run For Money
Kodak Newspapers Colour Reproduction" contest in the "medium offset" category.
» Boey Kok Choy became the Editor.
» In December, another revamp to focus exclusively on
Klang Valley readers.
» The Mail Mail won "The Run For Money Kodak Newspapers
Colour Reproduction" contest in the "medium offset" category.
» In October, Salehuddin Othman became the Editor.
» The Malay Mail 93rd birthday bash at Merdeka Square.
» On May 3, The Malay Mail was awarded "The Journalist
of The Year" award, at the 1989 Malaysian Press Awards.
» On May 27, The Malay Mail Charity Fund was launched.
» The Malay Mail and Sunday Mail underwent improvements in
design and layout.
» On March 16, The Malay Mail received the
"Consumerism-Orientated Newspaper Award".
» On August 10, The Malay Mail was awarded
"The Journalist of the Year" award by the Malaysian Press Institute.
» On March 16, The Malay Mail won the
"Best Consumer Newspaper Award" presented by the Domestic Trade and Consumer
» Fauzi Omar became the Editor.
» In December, The Malay Mail celebrated its 100th anniversary.
» On May 2, Bangsar Weekly pullout published every
Friday was launched and distributed free with The Malay Mail.The last issue of Bangsar
Weekly pullout was published on April 6, 2001.
» On May 8, The Malay Mail was revamped with a new
pullout called Buzz.
» On May 14, Sunday Mail was revamped.
» On October 16, Ahirudin Attan was appointed Acting Editor.
» On May 28, Mail Money section was launched.
» On July 14, 2003, the northern edition of The Malay Mail hit the streets of Penang.
» On August 25, 2003, the southern edition of The Malay Mail was launched.
» On October 3, 2003, The Malay Mail classifieds launched a series of
road shows entitled “Tribute to Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad” for members of
the public to convey their personal messages to the beloved leader through the newspaper.
» On May 1, 2004, the restructuring in The Malay Mail newsdesk saw Ahirudin Attan being appointed as Executive Editor of The Malay
Mail and Sunday Mail and Aishah Ali became the Associate Editor of The Malay Mail
and Sunday Mail.
» On August 23, 2004, The Malay Mail, The Paper That Cares, marked another milestone in its long history
when its digital version was launched. Its pages, articles, advertisements
and even comic strips of the print version could be read on the computer.
» On September 30, 2004, The Malay Mail Southern, Northern, Ipoh &
Malacca editions ceased to be published.
» On December 11, 2004, Mail Motor section was launched. This section will
be published every Saturday.
» On January 1, 2005, the cover price of The Malay Mail was increased from 80 sen to RM1.00.
In Sabah and Sarawak, The Malay Mail was sold at RM2.00 each.
» On May 14, 2005, The Malay Mail Big Walk 2005 was officially launched at Fiesta Street,
Sungei Wang Plaza. The 45th edition of the Biggie is jointly organised by City Hall,
The Malay Mail and the Federal Territory Amateur Athletics Association (FTAAA).