Media Permata is the only weekly newspaper of Brunei published in the Malay language. Started on January 13, 1995, Media Permata is published for the Malay speaking people. Media Permata, the newspaper of Brunei, is owned by the Royal Family reigning in Brunei and is under the full control of the monarchy of the country.
Established as the single Malay tabloid of Brunei, Media Permata, satisfied the demand of the literate population of the country. News on various topics feature in this newspaper of Brunei. The headquarters of Media Permata is located in Gadong, Brunei Darussalam.
The media of Brunei is under strict vigil of the ruling monarchy. The Sovereign Sultanate in Brunei does not provide complete freedom of press in order to safeguard the royal authority as well as the integrity of the country. The political and religious news undergoes censorship before being published. Media Permata is not exempt from this surveillance.