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Introducing the editorial team of

Introducing Dagang News

Launched in June 2020, Dagang News is a Malay (90%) and English bilingual business news portal dedicated to bringing readers the latest business activities, corporate, shares and commodities news. It also focuses on government and politics policies that affect the business and economics in Malaysia and Indonesia.


The editorial team is as follows:

Managing Editor
Johardy Ibrahim leads the editorial direction, content strategy and the reporters. He brings with him more than 29 years’ experience in journalism and spent 25 years with Utusan Malaysia. Johardy has held several senior roles at Utusan Malaysia being the Executive Editor, Economic News Editor and Senior News Editor. He had a stint with TV Sarawak from Oct 2020-Mac 2021. He also writes in his own column called "Merrepak", started in 2009 on Utusan Malaysia and now available on Dagang News.


Senior Reporter
Zunaidah Zainon joined in October 2020, after leaving Utusan Malaysia (Media Mulia Sdn. Bhd.) in August where she was the assistant business news editor. In Dagang News she will be focusing on special reports and news analysis.


Nabila Yasmin Mohd Razib was one of the original member of Utusan's business desk along with Zunaidah during Johardy's tenure as the economic news editor in 2021-2019. With eight years of working experience under her belt, she is experienced in interviewing prominent figures and news breaking.


Nor Azan Fitri Ahmad Hidzir has a 12 years experience in journalism and prior to joining the, he was a sportswriter with Media Mulia. Azan or Sincan - as he is affectionaly known, will be covering more on the general news.


Mohd Zulfadli Sharifudin was also a former reporter of the original Utusan for 7 years, mostly covering city affairs and general news until the VSS exercise in 2018. During the hiatus he tried his hands in marketing with a fragrance company and a student recruiter with an education institution, before joining in January 2022.


IT & Business Development Manager
Mohd Ainol Anuar Zulkifli is in-charged of everything digital in the company and marketing activities.



Zaidi Isham Ismail has arrived at Dagang News as Specialist Writer. He presents English content for the business portal. He was most recently an Assistant News Editor at The Vibes prior to his current role.


Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah is a freelance journalist, formely with Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) before she retires in 2020.


Dominic Gerard Joseph, also a freelancer based in Kota Kinabalu, a veteran of multiple media outlets including Focus Malaysia, focusing on Sabah's affair.



DagangNews is also gaining strong followers through a set of columnists :


Hj Ariffin Sabirin, Founder & CEO of Wasiyyah Shoppe : ANEKDOT MAWARITH  (Monday)




Dr Razli Ramli, Islamic Financial Expert : IKTISAD (Tuesday) 




Syamsyul Samsudin, Senior Lecturer of Finance, Stock Trader : VOLATILITI (Wednesday)




Mohd Fudzail Mohd Nor, an established columnist, writing on his experience working in Dubai : WAINUIOMATA (THURSDAY)



Ts Azharul Azmir Kamarulzaman : Managing Director/Producer Kristal Azmir Sdn Bhd & Founder Director of Centre for Film Research & Appreciation (PKAF) : INDUSTRI KREATIF (FRIDAY)




Dr. Azri Bhari is a Senior Lecturer of Contemporary Islamic Studies Academy (ACIS) of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam: IRSYAD (Friday)




Ninot Aziz : A cultural activist and a writer : Dari Hikayat Kita (Saturday) 



Ninie Mahadi : A well versed and experienced Mandarin translator for a certain government agencies : Apa Kata Media Cina (Saturday)

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Johardy Ibrahim : King of Wishful Thinking : MERREPAK (Sunday)



To reach out to the team:

Newsroom :



Dagang News can also be followed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Office address:
Dagang News Sdn. Bhd.
Unit 556, PKNS BizPoint
67, Jalan Plumbum P7/P,
Seksyen 7, Shah Alam
40000, Selangor


(Updated 4 January 2022)