Tuesday, September 26

‘Give correct info to prevent public misperception of govt’


NOT FORGOTTEN: (From left) Iskandar, Hanifah, Bujang, Wan Junaidi and Feona presenting ‘duit raya’ to children at the Hari Raya celebration cum Cats FM 17th anniversary do.

KUCHING: The media should provide correct information to prevent public misperception of the government, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

“Incorrect reports can disrupt the harmony in our country, creating tension among the people and driving away foreign investors. The media should play its role responsibly as they are a powerful tool to disseminate information,” said Wan Junaidi.

The Santubong MP was officiating at the Cats FM 17th anniversary cum Hari Raya gathering at its headquarters in Demak yesterday.

According to Wan Junaidi, his ministry will continue to monitor and look into security issues, especially involving illegal foreign workers who enjoy subsidies meant for Malaysians.

“The laws must be adhered to by all, including foreigners working here. We will consistenly hold operations to nab illegals,” he said.

He lauded the move by private radio station Cats FM to engage in charitable activities, particularly for orphans and the less fortunate.

Earlier Kristal Harta Sdn Bhd executive director Datin Hanifah Taib Alsree said: “We will revamp and improve our programmes to ensure listeners enjoy our broadcast. In fact, a lot has been learned by Cats FM since it started 17 years ago.”

She added that Cats FM will continue working closely with government agencies and strive to be the ultimate choice for listeners in the state.

Cats FM at the same event presented donations to more than 100 individuals including orphans and the needy.

Also present were Cats FM general manager Mohd Iskandar Mohd Nawawi, Kristal Harta Sdn Bhd chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Bujang Mohd Nor and wife Datuk Sri Dayang Lela Abang Zawawi and newly appointed State Police commissioner Dato’ Wira Muhammad Sabtu Osman and Wan Junaidi’s wife Datin Feona.