KOTA KINABALU: Media practitioners are urged to verify information in the social media before reporting them to the public.
Kota Kinabalu Journalists Association (KKJA) Chairperson, Yong Ted Phen, made the statement during his speech for the Chinese New Year celebration by KKJA at Dewan Hakka, yesterday.
“As we all know, the influence of mass media is strong and I call for reporters to confirm the authenticity of any information before reporting them to the public,” he said.
This year’s event creates a new record with the highest attendance of VIP guests since KKJA holding the event since 25 years ago, he added.
Also attending the event were the state Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj. Aman, other political leaders, and KKJA members who were entertained by a stage performance by Sabah Vfm radio station.
Musa also presented ang pow to children and single adults during the celebration. -SayangSabah