New editor appointed at Berita Harian

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SINGAPORE -  As part of SPH Media’s leadership renewal and succession planning, Malay daily news publication Berita Harian will get a new editor from June 1, 2023.

Mr Mohd Nazry Mokhtar, deputy editor of Berita Harian, will take on the top job.

Its current editor Mohd Sa’at Abdul Rahman will retire and take on a new appointment as Senior Consultant (Special Projects) at the paper.

He will also continue on as President of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

Mr Nazry worked at Berita Harian as a journalist for 13 years until 2008. After a stint away from the newsroom, he returned as the paper’s deputy editor in 2013.

Since then, he has overseen the development of the daily’s print and digital contents and assisted in setting the strategic direction of the paper, engaging stakeholders and laying the groundwork for the newsroom transformation.

As Berita Harian’s new editor, Mr Nazry will oversee all editorial functions including the newsroom transformation efforts and continue its digitalisation efforts.

Mr Sa’at’s retirement comes after an illustrious 35-year career, where he started out as a journalist in 1988. He became the Berita Harian’s news editor in 1999 and later its editor in 2012.

Through the years, he has made notable and significant changes to adapt the paper to changes in the media landscape, and pushed for digitalisation efforts to reach more readers and widen the audience base.

He also refreshed the Berita Harian brand and its website, which now enjoys about 900,000 visits per month.

Under his tenure, there were also various initiatives to connect with Berita Harian’s readers on multiple platforms such as starting an app and infotainment video programmes such as the Berita Minggu Show and Nadi Kota.

Another successful project was the 201...

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