PUTRAJAYA: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) sees non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as an vital platform able to disseminating correct and genuine data to the general public in addition to assist efforts to curb the unfold of COVID-19.
KKMM secretary-general Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek stated the ministry might use the NGOs’ in depth platform to convey correct, genuine and dependable updates to the multiracial neighborhood in addition to create consciousness about how pretend information can jeopardise the nation’s peace, stability and public order.
“There must be a strategic communication. We (KKMM) can use the NGOs’ in depth platform to disseminate correct and dependable data to the grassroots degree,” he advised reporters after Worldwide NGO chairman Datuk Dr Mustapha Ahmad Merican’s go to to the ministry right here yesterday.
Mohammad stated that when uncertain, the NGOs might consult with the ministry, Radio Tv Malaysia (RTM) and Malaysian Nationwide Information Company (Bernama) for verification as they channelled correct and genuine data.
In the meantime, Mustapha stated that many abroad events, together with buyers, would consult with the Worldwide NGO on issues concerning Malaysia and, as such, it was essential to discover a resolution to the difficulty of pretend information.
Mustapha not too long ago received the Semarak Cinta Rasul SAW 1442H/2020M Major Award along with the 2020 Maulidur Rasul for his contributions in NGO actions.
Amongst his achievements are his involvement within the diplomatic negotiations for the discharge of 47 Malaysian detainees from the Cambodian jail in February 2019. — Bernama