Saidon Idris

Group Editor, BH

Saidon Idris is the Group Editor, BH beginning January 1, 2020.

An economics graduate from University of Malaya, Saidon started his career in journalism with the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) which he joined in 1991. After his stint at the news agency covering general, politics and crime assignments, he joined Utusan Malaysia in 1993 as a business journalist.

Saidon joined NSTP in 1997 as a Senior Writer for Dataniaga, a business magazine published by the group. A year later, he was transferred to Berita Harian attached to the news desk. In 2003, he was promoted to BH Assistant Economics Editor, before assuming the post of Economics Editor in 2004.

In January 2014, he was appointed as BH Associate Editor, Current Affairs overseeing the features, economics and foreign desk as well as writing Opinion Leaders (Op Eds) for the newspaper.

He was promoted a year later as BH Senior Specialist Writer, Economics & Current Affairs. In January 2018, he was promoted to be the Senior Executive Editor, Convergence, NSTP and then, he was made as Senior Executive Editor, BH a year later.