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PM: Journalists among unsung heroes of the pandemic

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri gives a speech during the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) Petronas Malaysian Journalism Awards 2021 at Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur November 30, 2021. – Bernama photo

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 30): Journalists are among the unsung heroes at a time when the nation and the world have been ravaged by Covid-19 by channelling pandemic-related information to the masses, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

He said journalists were willing to go through danger, including risking their lives against threats posed by the coronavirus, to carry out their duties.

The prime minister said journalists go through these situations to ensure those who were confined to their homes during the movement control order (MCO) had access to information and were able to follow current developments.

“Without journalists, it would be impossible for news and important information to be quickly and widely channelled, and this also includes the Covid-19 media conferences held almost daily.

“As journalists have contributed greatly to the nation, I am taking this opportunity to record my highest appreciation to all journalists who are on the frontline during this pandemic. Congratulations and thank you!” Ismail Sabri said in his speech at the Malaysian Journalists Night 2021 awards presentation here today. — Bernama