The Borneo Post has become an institution, says Adenan

KUCHING: The Borneo Post
is recognised as an institution
in Sarawak and Sabah as it
has created a name for itself as
East Mal aysi a’s foremost
English news provider with
an estimated hal f a mi l lion
readership daily.
Special Functions Minister Tan
Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem
said this during an appreciation
lunch for the staff of The Borneo
Post (BP) and sister Utusan Borneo
(UB) yesterday. The luncheon was
hosted by See Hua Group managing
director and chief executive offi cer
Dato Henry Lau.
This estimation is based on the
daily sales of nearly 100,000 copies a day.
“You have become not just a
newspaper; you have become an
institution which is more than a
newspaper. You have established
yourself in the consciousness of
the reader and that is no mean
achievement in light of the
challenges you have overcome all
these years,” said Adenan, himself
a former journalist who used to
write for the Sarawak Tribune 40 years ago.
He noted that over the years
when there was controversy,
especially political rivalry and
rhetoric, it became more and more
diffi cult to be truthful and factual
and not to take sides.

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