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Media’s public influence

Tan Sri Joseph Kurup

KENINGAU: Media practitioners need to report more news related to the nation and human resource development.

Minister in the Prime Minister Office, Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, said the media have a bigger role in strengthening unity among Malaysians as it is one of the medium that shape public perception especially among the young generation.

He said without media support, the government’s effort to help the public in safeguarding peace and unity will not be effective.

Kurup who is also Pensiangan MP, said while globalization spurs information and knowledge sharing through the media, it also dampen the effort to control media abuse.

The role of the media as the eye and ear of the government is important in creating a united community that respect each others and modest, as envisioned by the Prime Minister,” he said during the breaking of fast ceremony with media practitioners from Upper Interior. – SayangSabah

 

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