Kosmo! is a Malay language compact format newspaper in Malaysia owned by Utusan Melayu Berhad. It is available in Malaysia at most newsstands. It was launched on August 30, 2004 by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Kosmo! existed when the public was in a desperate need of a newspaper that could be easily read and carried. This newspaper suits the taste of Malaysians who are mostly busy with their daily matters. All the sections in this newspaper use an exclamation mark. Formerly, Kosmo! was sold in Malaysia at a price of 80 cents daily excluding Sundays, when it was sold at RM 1.00 under a different name, that is Kosmo Ahad. However, effective April 2007, Kosmo! was sold at RM 1.00 daily.