Daily Express
Established since 1963
The Company

Daily Express is the sister paper of Overseas Chinese Daily News (OCDN). It was founded by the late Tan Sri Yeh Pao Tzu with its first issue hitting the streets on March 1, 1963. The trilingual newspaper in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Kadazan is by far the largest circulation daily newspaper in Sabah. The paper's policy of fair and unbiased reporting is shared by its sister paper, OCDN. An independent editorial policy is the cornerstone of Daily Express coverage of news and issues that relate to Sabahans, the nation and the world.

As Daily Express continued to grow, technological advances have been made in the printing process from Heidelberg machines to the latest web-offset. With stages of production spanning Linotype hand-setting to IBM machines, AM Varityper to current postscript computer machines - everything is computerised from the reporting and editing stages right up to page make-up.

Daily Express was the first local English daily together with OCDN to incorporate colour into its paper in 1992. At first, Daily Express was published as a 6-day publication of 16 pages. In the mid-1980s, however, it became a 7-day publication with an average of 28 pages rising to 32 and beyond 50 on some days. The paper covers a wide range of topics including international, national and local news as well as financial and business matters, sports, entertainment and leisure with sections devoted to women, health, students, public service (Hotline), among others.

Daily Express remains popular among readers and advertisers of all backgrounds and interests largely because of its high quality editorial content which are in-depth, balanced and objective, as well as its independent approach to news coverage. This is what has enabled the paper to win top journalism awards at both the Sabah and national levels consistently.

Recognising the paper's popularity and market reach, the Daily Express is also the preferred choice of media partner by official bodies, groups and organisations seeking maximum exposure and success for its various campaigns either through events or columns in the paper. Examples include the State Government Sabah Fest, State library's reading campaign, Sabah Folk Dance Festival, KK International Film Festival, Sabah Young Inventors (Sindex), talent search and State Government efforts at empowering women, and staging of full and half marathons and walks, among others.