TENOM: Spreading and sharing false information through social networks will have adverse affect on the unity of the country’s multiracial populace.
Sabah Rural Development Minister, Datuk Radin Malleh said members of the public especially youth should be careful when using information technology for their studies.
“Youth, especially students have to be wise in utilising certain information applications especially social networks which have become popular today, as a mean to improve their study,” he said in his speech for officiating the Senamrobik Bina Hidup Sihat Programme, organized by the SMK Tenom Parents and Teachers Association (PIBG) in collaboration with Nio Fitness Club Sabah at Padang SMK Tenom, here today.
He also condemned the actions of certain groups and individuals who defame the country and its leaders by spreading false information which can fan distrust and hatred among the people towards the country’s leaders.
“I have received messages and pictures regarding our leaders that were intentionally altered by those irresponsible people to incite hatred among the people. Even though the information might not be true, their actions can affect our leaders’ credibility.”
“Mocking our leaders in the social media is not inline with our eastern culture ,” he reiterated.
Regarding on programme, he said, aerobic activities launched by school PIBGs can enhance rapport and understanding among parents and the school teachers.
He hoped that parents will support programmes launched by the school PIBG for their children academic success.
According to him, the government will continue to organise holistic educational programmes in support of the national education agenda; to produce a progressive, moralistic, and ethical society. – SayangSabah