Journalists in Malaysia should be given full freedom to write provided there is no element of racism, religious and social conflicts.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said, the media practitioners are also free to criticize the government if there are weaknesses and they should be ready with facts and arguments.
“The government is ready to change for the good of the people and at the same time to enhance and empower democracy in the country.
“Journalists do not only record stories but to impart ideas and infiltrate good values in line with the Malaysia Madani concept which includes spreading knowledge and culture empowerment among the people,” Anwar said.
The Tambun Member of Parliament said that in conjunction with the National Journalists’ Day (Hawana) 2023 at Casuarina Hotel in Meru here today.
At the event, Prime Minister Anwar had also announced the allocation of RM1 million for “Tabung Kasih Hawana” to help the veterans and ex-media practitioners who are facing health problems and difficulties in life.
Meanwhile Anwar had also suggested that the organisation of Hawana in future should be given to the leadership of the Media Council similar to the Youth Day that had been organised by the youth association.
Among those present at the event includes Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister of Communications and Digital, Fahmi Fadzil to celebrate Hawana 2023 with 1,000 local and foreign journalists.- Malaysia World News