Monday, September 15, 2008


UPHOLD THE TRUTH. This is what Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told the media. You can now make your own conclussion.

Thursday September 4, 2008
Uphold the truth, Abdullah tells media

PM: Media must report boldly

PUTRAJAYA: The media must not be afraid of honest reporting while upholding truth and justice, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He said the media should also not feel apologetic when reporting the facts.

“Hold strongly to the principles of truth as the credibility of an institution depends on it,” he said, adding that communication technology and channels could be used both constructively and destructively.

Abdullah said the two could be used as instruments to uphold principles of justice while spreading only the facts.

“News content with negative elements that spread lies and slander will only bring about disunity and destruction,” he said when launching Bernama Web TV, South-East Asia’s first live Internet news channel, at the Prime Minister’s Office here yesterday.

Bernama Web TV can be accessed at It is a version of the 24-hour news channel available on Astro Channel 502 and is provided free.

Abdullah hoped that the Internet news channel which would bring real time news, would become the top choice for people wanting accurate news throughout the world.

“This service will help foreigners and Malaysian students abroad to follow the developments in the country,” he said.

Abdullah said that faced with a very challenging world economy and the people feeling the pressures of life, it was most important that the Government’s efforts and proactive measures be well disseminated.

Realising the importance of effective communication, he said, news of the Government’s efforts would also help increase the people’s appreciation towards it.

1 comment:

  1. PM said report the truth and Ms. Tan Hoon Cheng from Sin Chew did just that. And what did it got her? An 18 hours in detention under the ISA whereas those in Utusan can falsely report on YB Teresa and nothing happens.