Fahmi: RTM staff should be ready to change their mind-set 

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KUALA LUMPUR DEC.8: The staff of the Broadcasting Department (RTM) should be ready to change their mind-set and not stuck to the medium but to improve the value of the content so that it will go viral.

Minister of Communications and Digital, Fahmi Fadzil said, the challenge for the top management of the broadcasting department is to have the awareness to produce contents that are popular and to learn the recipe to disseminate government messages that could go viral.

“Today, people do not see the medium such as the channels of radio, television or social media but more to the content.

“The top leaders in the Broadcasting Department should understand the mission and messages of the Unity Government before it reaches the grass root levels,” Fahmi Fadzil said in a press conference today.

He said that after attending a briefing during his visit to Angkasapuri, Malaysian Broadcasting Department. Present was the ministry’s secretary general, Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek.

Regarding the press freedom, Fahmi Fadzil said, he will defend it if it is based on the law. Press freedom should not reach the point of defamation and baseless accusations.

“When we study the laws including the Communications and Multimedia Act, there are limitations, and if there are offences committed, there will be legal repercussions.

“In this regards the ministry would focus on establishing close ties between the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and social media operators in ensuring the government’s determination to protect freedom of speech and ensuring the legal boundaries will always be monitored and complied with,” the Minister said.

As for the sick/delayed projects involving Langkawi RTM and Bintulu RTM buildings, he said the problems would be resolved via a meeting arranged with the Public Works Department soon.

“I don’t like if there are sick projects and this involves people’s money and I believe we can handle this well.

“As a minister my focus is to ensure that the Broadcasting Department is “Future Ready,” he reiterated.

Fahmi Fadzil also urged the department to improve and empower the traditional media and online platform content to ensure the government’s message could be better delivered.

As the official voice of the Unity Government, he said the department needs to air issues raised or resolved by the government especially on the cost of living, public administration and good governance in addition to efforts to reduce wastage or leakages. – Malaysia World News


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