The Star Malaysia 12+

National & world news updates

Star Media Group Berhad

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Information is freely available these days. But false information can be costly and detrimental to unsuspecting readers.
We are Malaysia's most trusted news source and this is endorsed by the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2022.
We pride ourselves for only publishing news that have been verified by official sources and this is where we stand out from the crowd.
We are backed by a team of award winning journalists and respected thought leaders in their respective fields.

Easily access The Star's award-winning journalism with features like:

- Read Offline: Download stories to read even when you're not connected
- Bookmarks: Save articles and retrieve them later at your convenience
- News-in-audio: Listen to the top story summaries at the tap of a button
- Personal navigation menu: Customise your navigation with your preferred sections
- Dark mode: Switch to a darker interface that's easier on the eyes and saves on your battery consumption
- Quick command: Access all the story tools from one place

Breaking news alerts: Stay up-to-date with the important headlines of the day

The Star app is free to download, and all users can access Complimentary (non-locked) stories. Subscribers get unlimited access to all content and features on the app and web.

Rates may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged through your Apple account. Subscriptions are offered at MRY14.90 per month MYR99.90 per year (limited time offer). Subscription will be automatically renewed unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Cancel anytime by going to Account Settings and turning off the auto-renewal function.

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We always welcome and take your valuable feedback into consideration when we shape our product. Write to us via the in-app feedback form (Profile > Feedback) or contact The Star Customer Service at 1 300 88 7827, or email

What’s New

Version 6.2.8

- Various bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

strangegame ,

Unable to access content cause not subscribed

I'm fairly disappointed with the system implemented in the app.
Most of the articles are being shown only 1 paragraph while others are blocked unless we are subscribed.

A note to the developers if you're ever reading is that you can actually allow people to watch an ad in order to read an article if that's required for you to earn some money by giving free content. I'm not saying not to feed your journalists or writers.
But if anyone that is going through hardships have to pay in order to keep themselves updated, I do think more and more people will not be updated with the news.

Cairel Zikry ,

Bad advertisement

If you planning to put some advertisements on the application, at least try not to ruin the experience trying to read the news. Every article i’ve clicked there’ll be advertisement which takes 5-10 seconds to skip and i know there’s “premium subscription” but come on try to make it easy for users to read news article. Rather go to the website Star article than the app itself and the advertisement you advertise is either explicit and advertising for another news outlet. y’all are so dumb.

Yonaga ,

Horrible paid app. Kept getting logged out

Update: After paying subscription, still need to provide consent for EACH article. What a terrible horrible service. I’m unsubscribing before the next payment.
Horrible! I’m a paid subscriber. Got logged out a lot and very difficult to log in again. Articles on the same piece of news are not arranged chronologically making you wonder if you following the development correctly as they appear back and forth. And of course there are news appearing multiple times. And a new low, pop up ads even for paid customers. Seriously?!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for using our app and for your rating. We are sorry if we have caused you any inconvenience while using it. Could you kindly screenshot and elaborate further about teh choronologically part and reach out to us at or and we promise to provide improved user experience in the future

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The developer, Star Media Group Berhad, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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