Published on: Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Kuala Lumpur: A new Tamil newspaper, Thina Kural (Daily Voice), is to hit the streets on Feb 9.
Its Managing Director is Aruul Aruul Kumar, 29, son of the late A. Athikumanan, a former editor-in-chief of Tamil daily Malaysia Nanban, on whose birthday the daily is being launched, said editor-in-chief B.R. Rajan.
Rajan, 53, who has 34 years of experience in journalism, said the company, located at Batu Complex in Jalan Ipoh, would bring out 31,000 copies daily and 47,000 copies on Sunday for a start.
Thina Kural is aimed at, among other things, contributing to improving the lives of the Malaysian Indian community at all levels.
"News and articles in Thina Kural will be for the upliftment of the lives of the Indian community in Malaysia. We want to play such a role for society, especially for the lower income," he said.
Rajan said the fourth Tamil daily in the country is a tribute to Athikumanan, a legend in the Tamil newspaper industry.
Apart from Malaysia Nanban, the other two Tamil dailies in the country are Tamil Nesan and Makkal Osai.