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Introducing the editorial team of


Introducing Dagang News

Launched on 1st July, 2020 Dagang News is a Malay 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 28 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 also writes in his own column called "Merrepak", started in 2009 on Utusan Malaysia and now available on Dagang News.


Muhammad Arief Che Soh has joined as a Reporter. He was previously a Reporter with Utusan Online and has experience managing online content and social media platforms. Besides curating and writing, Arief is also responsible in driving the traffic and the brand visibility.


Dagang News also welcomed Nur Anis Farhanah Abdul Malek on board as its Reporter. She focuses on both Malay and English content for the news portal, be it creating and translating the articles. Anis was previously working with Utusan Malaysia and is experienced in interviewing prominent figures and managing social media as well as creating SEO-oriented content.


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.


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

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

  2. Zuraida Zakaria, Stock Trader, Stock Coach : CIKGU SAHAM (Tuesday)

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

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

  5. Dr. Dewi Tajuddin : Senior Lecturer Human Resource : DEWI (Friday)

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

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



To reach out to the team:

Newsroom :

Arief -
Anis -
Zunaidah -


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


(Reproduced concurrently with the publication of Telum Media Alert dated 7 July 2020, Updated 30 Jan 2021)