(from Berita Nasional Malaysia) or Malaysian National News Agency
is an authorised body set up by an Act of Parliament in 1967 and started work on 26 May 1968. BERNAMA has branches in every state in Malaysia
. It also has correspondents in Jakarta
. It also has stringers in Washington D.C.
, New Delhi
. Most of the newspapers in Malaysia
, electronic media and other International news agencies subscribe to BERNAMA. It also has an audio-visual unit known as BERNAMA TV which was established in September 1998.
In September 2007, it launched a 24-hour news and talk radio station, Radio24.
On 28 February 2008, it also launched a 24-hour news channel called Bernama TV, aired on Astro Channel 502, offering news in four languages - Malay, English, Mandarin and Tamil.