Appreciate media’s role, they help enlighten public, DPM tells authorities

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stressed the importance of the role of the media in educating the public via news reports and exposés. — File pic
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi stressed the importance of the role of the media in educating the public via news reports and exposés. — File pic

PUTRAJAYA, June 20- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged the authorities to understand and appreciate the media’s role in educating the public via news reports and exposés.

In his speech at a buka puasa feast for enforcement agencies at his official residence here, the Home Minister said that the roles played by all forms of media agencies are important.

“Appreciate their contributions.

“In a borderless world, the efforts from all quarters, including the social media is important as they give (news) coverage and exposes.

“I hope that the coverage and exposés will enlighten the public,” Ahmad Zahid said.

The minister pointed out that apart from reports highlighting the achievements of local authorities, the media has also cast a spotlight on some of the flaws and misdeeds of these agencies.

He said the agencies should use these reports as a reminder to keep their officers in line.

Ahmad Zahid also praised the police force, saying the agency has done well to maintain its reputation.

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