The Malaysian National News Agency (Malay: Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia), abbreviated BERNAMA, is a news agency of the government of Malaysia. It is an autonomous body placed under the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia. Bernama is an abbreviation of Berita Nasional Malaysia. Bernama also means named or titled in the Malay language. It was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1967 and started work on 20 May 1968. Being the Malaysian government's official news agency, Bernama's content and views are decidedly right-leaning and pro-government of the day.

Malaysian National News Agency
Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia
Key people
Datuk Zulkefli bin Salleh (General Manager)
Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab (Editor-in-Chief)
Mr Mokhtar bin Hussein (Deputy Editor-in-Chief Domestic News Service)
Mr Mikhail Raj Abdullah (Deputy Editor-in-Chief Economic News Service)
Mr Ahmad Zukiman Zain (Deputy Editor-in-Chief International News Service)
Launch date
20 May 1968
Official website


BERNAMA operates from its headquarters at Wisma Bernama, off Jalan Tun Razak near National Library, Kuala Lumpur. It has its branches in every state in Malaysia. It also has correspondents in Jakarta, Singapore, New Delhi, Bangkok and Beijing and also its stringers in Washington, D.C., New York City, Australia and London. Most of the news media in Malaysia and Singapore and international news agencies subscribe to BERNAMA.

Bernama began reporting using the audio-visual medium with the opening of its audio-visual division in September 1998. It also has its own radio and television channel, Bernama Radio, which is a 24-hours news and talk radio station broadcasting in the areas of Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley on 93.9 FM and Johor Bahru on 107.5 FM, and Bernama TV a news channel which offers news in Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil on Channel 502 and Channel 410 of Astro and UniFi, respectively.

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2013 Lahad Datu standoff

The 2013 Lahad Datu standoff (also known as the Lahad Datu incursion) was a military conflict that started on 11 February 2013 and fully ended on 24 March 2013. The standoff arose after 235 militants, some of whom were armed, arrived by boats in Lahad Datu District, Sabah, Malaysia from Simunul island, Tawi-Tawi, in the southern Philippines, on 11 February 2013. The group, calling themselves the "Royal Security Forces of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo", was sent by Jamalul Kiram III, one of the claimants to the throne of the Sultanate of Sulu.

Kiram III stated that their objective was to assert the unresolved territorial claim of the Philippines to eastern Sabah (the former North Borneo). Malaysian security forces surrounded the village of Tanduo in Lahad Datu, where the group had gathered and, after several weeks of negotiations and unmet deadlines for the intruders to withdraw, especially after the killing of Malaysian police members, the Malaysian security forces began to launch a major operation to flush out the Sulu militants. At the end of the standoff, around 56 militants were killed together with 6 civilians and 10 Malaysian security forces. The rest of the militants were either captured, or escaped back to the Philippines.

Ahmad Maarop

Tan Sri Dato' Sri Ahmad bin Haji Maarop is the tenth and current President of the Court of Appeal of Malaysia.

Algeria–Malaysia relations

Algeria–Malaysia relations (Arabic: العلاقات الجزائرية الماليزية‎ alealaqat aljazayiriat almalizia; French: Relations entre l'Algérie et la Malaisie; Malay: Hubungan Algeria–Malaysia; Jawi: هوبوڠن الجزائر–مليسيا) refers to bilateral foreign relations between Algeria and Malaysia. Algeria has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has an embassy in Algiers.

Astro Awani

Astro Awani is the in-house rolling television news and current affairs channel providing 24-hour news coverage including news in Malay. Astro Awani presents news and programs including current affairs, lifestyle, documentaries, interview programs and a local and international magazine. Astro Awani started broadcasting on 6 September 2007 as part of the revamp of Astro's news division. The station is targeted at Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. Currently, the channel has numerous bases each with their own correspondents, and can also call upon resources and bureaux provided by the Malaysian government such as reporters from Bernama.

Bernama News Channel

Bernama News Channel, also known as BNC, is a 24-hour international news and current affairs television network in Malaysia. It is owned by Bernama, a government news agency. This channel airs news programmes that are related to local and international business, lifestyle, sports and entertainment. It is broadcast on the Astro satellite television platform via Channel 502, HyppTV via Channel 410 (previously channel 120, prior to April 2013) and the Fine TV IPTV-based network via Channel 12. Bernama News Channel's slogan is Baru & Benar (Malay for "Right & Now").

Bernama's news bulletins were initially aired on Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro AEC, Astro Wah Lai Toi and Astro Vaanavil, but they have since been integrated to this network. The news content on this channel is primarily broadcast in Malay, which is the official language of Malaysia. However, there are news programmes in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tamil as well, in line with the News@Bernama, Xin Wen@Bernama, Sen Men@Bernama and Seithigal@Bernama segments respectively. Other shows that are broadcast on Bernama TV include STAR TV Biz@The Star, Sports@The Star and "Helo Malaysia" is a talk show hosted by Sherkawi Jirim.

On 25 May 2016, this channel went into a major re-brand, re-branding itself as Bernama News Channel (BNC).The re-branding exercise includes the changing of the ID, logo and colour scheme of the channel. This change will also let BNC develop original programmes such as magazines, documentaries and human interest programming, in addition to news, to cater to its multi-level audience.

Bernama Radio

Bernama Radio (formerly known as Radio24 or BERNAMA Radio24 until March 2016) is the first all-news radio station in Malaysia. The free-to-air station began trial transmission on 16 August 2007 at 12:00 noon and was officially launched on 3 September 2007 at 9:00 a.m. It broadcasts on the FM 93.9 MHz frequency that was formerly used by RTM's Klasik Nasional FM. From January 2012 it also started broadcasting in Johor Bahru, Johor at 107.5 MHz.

The station broadcasts domestic, regional and world news through hourly news bulletins, quarter-hourly news highlights and breaking news as and when they happen through live field reports and telephone cross-overs. The station also has an array of talk-back shows. It also airs at frequent intervals, traffic, weather and stock market reports. The station also provides live audio streaming through its website. On 3 January 2011, the station began its Mobile Streaming service via smart phones like BlackBerry and iPhone, accessible through the devices on board internet browser at http://www.radio24.ada.fmThe station underwent a minor rebrand in March 2016 whereby the station is now known as "Bernama Radio".Broadcasting in both English and Malay, the station is owned and operated by the Malaysian National news agency, BERNAMA, and broadcasts from Wisma BERNAMA in Kuala Lumpur. For its first phase, the station's transmission covered the Klang Valley, which is home to approximately 8 million people.

Tamil language broadcasting was introduced on 4 February 2017. The slot, known as "Tamil Oli", is broadcast from 11am to 1pm and from 11pm to midnight every Saturday and Sunday respectively. It is created in collaboration with New Wave Events Sdn Bhd and will be based on an infotainment concept.

The introduction of such slots also means that Tamil language radio broadcasts will be launched in East Malaysia for the very first time, since other Tamil radio stations available in Malaysia only broadcast in Peninsular Malaysia.

Casa Cuba

The Casa Cuba is a gallery about Cuba in Bukit Peringgit, Melaka, Malaysia. The gallery was built in June 2007 in the former senior government officer's residence during British Malaya. An initiative of the Cuban embassy in Malacca, the gallery showcases various forms of art by Cuban artists, such as paintings, lithographs and ceramics.

Death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor

The death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor is about the first journalist from Malaysia to be fatally injured while on a dangerous assignment abroad. The attack occurred on 2 September 2011 in Mogadishu, Somalia, while Noramfaizul was reporting for Bernama TV on a humanitarian mission organised by the Islamic charity Kelab Putera 1Malaysia. An AMISOM investigation later concluded that he was accidentally killed by one of its peacekeepers while travelling in a Malaysian convoy.

Laki-Laki Tak Bernama

Laki-Laki Tak Bernama (Indonesian for Man Without a Name) is a 1969 Indonesian film directed by Wim Umboh.

Libya–Malaysia relations

Libya–Malaysia relations (Arabic: العلاقات الليبية الماليزية‎ alealaqat alliybiat almalizia; Malay: Hubungan Libya–Malaysia; Jawi: هوبوڠن ليبيا–مليسيا) refers to bilateral foreign relations between Libya and Malaysia. Libya has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has an embassy in Tripoli.

MT Orkim Harmony hijacking

On 11 June 2015, eight Indonesian pirates hijacked the MT Orkim Harmony, a Malaysian tanker, in the South China Sea. The crew and the tanker were freed and recovered on 19 June near the southwest of Phú Quốc in Vietnam with the joint efforts of Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Royal Australian Air Force, Vietnam Border Defence Force, Vietnam Coast Guard, Indonesian Navy and Royal Thai Navy.

Malaysia–Norway relations

Malaysia–Norway relations (Malay: Hubungan Malaysia–Norway; Jawi: هوبوڠن مليسيا–النرويج; Norwegian: Relasjoner mellom Malaysia og Norge) refers to foreign relations between the two countries, Malaysia and Norway. Malaysia has a consulate in Oslo, while Norway has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia–Sudan relations

Malaysia–Sudan relations (Malay: Hubungan Malaysia–Sudan; Jawi: هوبوڠن مليسيا–السودان; Arabic: العلاقات الماليزية السودانية‎ alealaqat almaliziat alsuwdania) refers to the bilateral ties between Malaysia and Sudan. Malaysia has an embassy in Khartoum, and Sudan has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Both countries are members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Medan United

Medan United adalah klub sepakbola Indonesia yang berbasis di Medan, Sumatra Utara. Klub bermain di Divisi II Liga Indonesia. Stadion Medan United bernama Teladan Stadium. Lokasinya berada di pusat kota Medan, Sumatera Utara.

Medan United is an Indonesian football club based in Medan, North Sumatra. Club played in Liga Indonesia Second Division.

Medan United stadium named Teladan Stadium. Its location was in downtown Medan, North Sumatra.

Media of Malaysia

The media of Malaysia include television, radio, newspapers, and web-based media such as bloggers. Many media outlets are either owned directly by the government of Malaysia (e.g. Bernama) or owned by component parties of the Barisan Nasional coalition which formed the government until May 2018 (e.g. the Media Prima group, which is owned by the United Malays National Organisation). Another opposition party, PAS and PKR,now the main component of the ruling "Pakatan Harapan" coalition, publish their own newspapers, respectively Harakah and Suara Keadilan, which are openly sold alongside regular publications.

Since conventional media is so tightly controlled by the government, Malaysia has a lively alternative media scene, characterised by such news portals as Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider which take advantage of the government's pledge not to censor the Internet despite its stranglehold on most mass media outlets.

Melaka Aerorail

Melaka Aerorail is a proposed monorail line to be constructed in Malacca City. It will be constructed in two phase, 9.5 km for the first one while another at 8.7 km. The cost of construction is expected to be around RM 1.8 Billion. If it is successful, it will be the first aerorail network in Malaysia and Asia. The project, however, has been postponed indefinitely.

Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak Bersatu

The Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak Bersatu (PERSB) or in English United Sarawak People's Economic Party is a Malaysian political party formed by a group of Jatropha curcas plantation owners in Sarawak under the Projek Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak (PERS) (English: Sarawak People's Economic Project). It is a relatively new party, was among the latest 20 new parties registration approved by the Registrar of Society (RoS) and just received permission to operate as a political party in 2013.PERSB has filed their application to the Registrar of Societies (ROS) on 2010, and their application has been approved only in 2013. Somehow 15 of their candidates have contested in 2011 Sarawak state election as Independent candidates however all of their candidates were defeated and lost their deposits on the polling day.

Richard Malanjum

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum (born 13 October 1952) is the ninth and current Chief Justice of Malaysia. Before joining the judicial service, he was a practising lawyer and was the President of the Sabah Law Association, the bar association for the state of Sabah. Malanjum joined the judicial service in 1992 as a Judicial Commissioner. He eventually became a High Court Judge and was later appointed as Court of Appeal Judge and subsequently, Federal Court Judge. He became the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak on 26 July 2006. The Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak is the fourth highest judicial officer in Malaysia. He was sworn-in as the ninth Chief Justice of Malaysia, the highest judicial officer in Malaysia on 11 July 2018, becoming the first person from the Borneo states of Malaysia to ascend to the office.

TV Alhijrah

TV Alhijrah (stylized in the logo as TV ALHIJRAH) is a state-owned free-to-air television network in Malaysia, which is owned and operated by Al Hijrah Media Corporation, a government owned company. It broadcasts from its headquarters in Islamic Centre, Kuala Lumpur. It was officially launched as it started broadcasting on 7 December 2010.

TV AlHijrah is known as the first free-to-air Islamic and HD television station in Malaysia. TV AlHijrah broadcasts for 18 hours in daily from 06:00 until 00:00. It utilises HDTV technology for broadcasting. It is the Malaysia’s second semi-government television station after Bernama TV (now Bernama News Channel).

TV AlHijrah currently broadcasts via UHF (Ultra High Frequency), which located on various frequency across Malaysia. TV AlHijrah is also available on Astro on channel 114 (SDTV format) it was officially launched and began broadcasting nationwide on 1 June 2011 and Unifi on channel 114 (HDTV format) originally as a SDTV only feed but was later changed to the HDTV version of the channel. The channel's broadcast on Unifi is started on 28 March 2012.

For a short time on 2011, some of its programmes that were made in HDTV except live programmes and news were cropped into 14:9 aspect ratio. Sometimes this was incorrectly cropped when it broadcasts a 4:3 aspect ratio programme. This was later permanently corrected to 4:3 after that period.

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