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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 present the latest business activities, corporate, shares and commodities news in Bahasa Malaysia.


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 30 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 Nov 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 is in-charge of daily reports and news analysis.


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.


New Media
Mohd Riduan Rizal Ahmad won double (Main winner & Consolation) of Video Documentary Category in the MPI-Petronas Media Award 2017 and Best Photographer SIC-MAM-SAM Media Award 2018 since he started his career in 2011. Joined Dagang as the New Media main person in-charge of all the videos on DagangNews's social media platforms.


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



  • Zaki Salleh who is reknown for his focus on military reports, also presenting current issues from Ipoh, Perak where he is now reside.
  • 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.
  • Husna Abdullah, has been our source for all news from Terengganu.



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


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

Ninot Aziz


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




Wan Mohd Farid Wan Zakaria, Senior Lecturer of Management & Business UiTM : EKSPONEN (Wednesday)




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



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




Afizan Amer : Senior Lecturer of Digital Marketing : INFINITI (Friday)



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.
06-06, Pusat Perdagangan Plaza Azalea,
10, Persiaran Bandar Raya,
Seksyen 14, Shah Alam,
40000, Selangor


(Updated 24 November 2022)