PUTRAJAYA, March 26 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged all officers of the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry and its agencies to help explain government policies, including 1Malaysia, to the people.
The prime minister said this was important to prevent the public from being confused by the opposition’s propaganda and lies about government policies.
Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim said this was stated by the prime minister when he met with officers and staff of the ministry.
In this regard, Rais said his ministry would be printing and distributing 50,000 booklets containing information on current issues to avoid the public from being influenced by the opposition’s twisting of facts.
He said among the issues featured would be the Lunas rare earth plant project in Gebeng, Pahang, listing of Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH) and the Malaysia Airlines-AirAsia share swap.
The other issues are the National Feedlot Corporation, price increase of goods, corruption, credibility and integrity of leaders, and the demands made by the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Jiao Zong).
“The booklet will contain scientific, economic and social facts that can be easily understood by the public,” he told reporters, here, Monday.
Rais said copies of the booklet would be given out to, among others, officers and staff of the Information Department, Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), Special Affairs Department (JASA) and Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) as guideline.
“We will get ready the booklets as soon as possible for distribution to the urban and rural areas,” he added.
Source : Bernama