By The Associated Press – June 04, 2019 06:52:55Malaysia’s official daily newspaper has become a global bestseller thanks to the popularity of a cartoonist who draws caricatures of foreign leaders.
The New Straits Times (NST) has sold more than 20 million copies in the past five years thanks to its satirical depictions of the leaders of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Its cartoonists, who include cartoonist, author and former TV anchor, Chetan Mahajan, have also won critical acclaim.
It is not only the cartoons that have become a hit with readers.
The newspaper has been described as the “Malaysi-language version of the New York Times” by the AP, and it has gained more than 2 million followers on Facebook.
Its popularity is so great that the paper was forced to pay for its own printing machine to print its content, a step it has taken to avoid being seen as a mouthpiece for the government.
The NST has been the subject of international ridicule because of the cartoons.
But in a country where many people have a hard time finding a job and where many do not speak English, the cartoonists are seen as heroes in many parts of the world.
They have received millions of fans on Facebook and are featured on YouTube and other sites.
The online success of the newspaper, which is known as the Malay Herald, has brought Malaysia’s newspaper industry closer to international standards.
It has been praised for its “realistic depictions of events and personalities that are not necessarily the norm”, said Naseem Ali, director of the Center for Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Hong Kong.
It was also lauded for its work to improve social conditions, particularly in areas like education, health, education, and the environment.
The government has been pushing for greater diversity in Malaysia’s media and for more independent media outlets to operate, and in recent years, there have been several attempts to change the paper’s ownership.
The issue of censorship is a major hurdle for Malaysia’s digital industry.