May 26, 2008
THE media should change with times or risk being wiped out, Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin said.
He said society would find alter-native sources of information if the media continued to be a nitpicker.
“Those (media) with unhealthy intentions will be left out as the people will go to other sources,” he said during a press night he hosted at his official residence in Ipoh recently.
Mohammad Nizar (right) shaking hands with a reporter.
Calling for fairness in their reporting, Mohammad Nizar said if the media were to be fair, it would last forever.
Mohammad Nizar also expressed hope that newsmen should act as a bridge between the state and the people.
“While we would love to meet each and every citizen of Perak, we know it is impossible. That is why we need the media to help us disseminate information,” he added.
Perak Media Sports Club chairman Samad Majid urged the new state government to be media savvy.
“Our job is just to disseminate the facts to the rakyat. We work professionally with no hidden agenda,” he said.