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 while the other two editions cover the rest of the country.
There are two main printing plants that publish the four editions of The Star on a daily basis. The northern editions are printed at the newly opened Star Northern Hub in Bayan Lepas, Penang, while the other two editions are printed at the Star Media Hub in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, Selangor.
The Star is packaged as a 3-in-1 paper, comprising the Main Paper, StarBiz and StarTwo. It recently underwent a revamp at the beginning of 2007, whereby snazzier, sharper elements were incorporated into its various sections, making for a new, fresh and contemporary look for the new millennium.
The Main Paper covers the latest in both local and international news while StarBiz offers a comprehensive coverage of business developments, market trends, financial reports and updates in the stock market. StarTwo features articles on lifestyle, entertainment, health, parenting, social etiquette, science, environment, fashion, food and many more.
Weekly sections include Star Maritime (every Monday) which covers the shipping and sea-trade industry, Star-In.Tech (every Tuesday and Thursday) which focus on computers and information technology, Youth 2 (every Thursday) which features lifestyle and trends for the young, and StarWeekend, which replaces StarTwo on Saturdays, offering articles on hobbies, holidays, leisure and weekend getaways. The Star BizWeek is a weekly financial magazine published every Saturday that highlights issues, companies, personalities, developments, and stocks that are likely to make news in the week ahead.
Regional sections include StarMetro (Monday to Saturday) which focuses on happenings and entertainment in the Klang Valley, and North...