KUALA LUMPUR, 5 October 2020  – Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima” or the “Group”) said today that it has been notified by health authorities that a personnel from The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”) has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 virus and is now under care of a Government hospital.

The affected personnel returned from editorial duties in Sabah on 30 September 2020 and had undertaken the mandatory Covid-19 test administered by the Ministry of Health (“MOH”). The affected personnel had been under self-quarantine at home since returning, before being reported as a positive case. 

The Group is working closely with the health authorities and has undertaken the necessary measures and precautions to minimise potential exposure to other employees. The affected personnel had been undergoing self-quarantine and had not visited any Media Prima premises since returning from Sabah. Media Prima will provide necessary support to the affected personnel. We pray for a speedy recovery. 

Media Prima would like to state that the safety of all employees is its top priority. All employees who have returned from their duties in Sabah have undergone the mandatory Covid-19 tests and are currently undergoing the 14-day self-quarantine at home.


For further information, kindly contact: 

Media Prima Berhad at +603 1300 300 672 (ext. 8957), [email protected] or +603 2724 8957

Zasman Asna at [email protected] or +6019 471 7531.