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Introducing the editorial team of


Launched in June 2020, is a Malay language business news portal dedicated to present the latest business activities, economics, corporate, shares and commodities news.


It also focuses on government policies and politics that affect the business and economics particularly in Malaysia, as well as the region.


The editorial team is as follows:

Managing Editor
Johardy Ibrahim leads the editorial direction and content strategy of He brings with him more than 30 years’ of experience in journalism, of which 25 years were with Utusan Malaysia. Johardy started as a junior reporter in The People's Mirror in Sarawak (15 May 1992) and later joined the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA). At Utusan Malaysia, he held several senior roles 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", beginning in 2009 in Utusan Malaysia and is now available on


Mohammad Herman Hamid was the News Editor of the original Utusan Malaysia in 2019 and had a stint at the Kementerian Ekonomi before opting to return into the editorial life with DagangNews in January 2024. He is in-charged of the editorial daily operation as Johardy is focusing more on managing the company.


Nor Azan Fitri Ahmad Hidzir has 12 years experience in journalism and prior to joining in 2022, he was a sportswriter with Utusan Malaysia. Azan or Sincan - as he is affectionately known, also covers business news.


New Media
Mohammad Naim Firdaus joined DagangNews in June 2023, carrying with him a vast of experience. He's domain is all sorts of visual, photos and videos i.e YouTube, TikTok, Reels etc etc.


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


Pn Shahlina Hashim is the Administrative Executive, assisting the Managing Editor on the administrative, accounts etc aspects.



  • Zaki Salleh who is well-known for his focus on military-related reports, presents current issues from Perak where he now resides.
  • Zaidi Isham Ismail is's Specialist Writer with previous experiences in online media, The Vibes as an Assistant News Editor, and journalist at the News Straits Times.
  • Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah is a freelance journalist, formerly with Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA).
  • Husna Abdullah, is our source for news from the East Coast.
  • Mohamed Mohd Dom is a specialist in business news


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



MANOKARAN MOTTAIN is a senior economist and writes for DagangNews every Monday 

manokaran mottain


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



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




Ariffin Sabirin writes in his column ANEKDOT MAWARITH (Wednesday) He is the founder & CEO of Wasiyyah Shoppe




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



Assoc Prof 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)




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



To reach out to the team:

Newsroom : can also be followed on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube 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 15 April 2024)