KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Bernama) -- Journalists need to take into account the
multi-religious and multi-cultural nature of the society before making any
unsavoury comment and criticism, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The deputy prime minister said this was because the media and journalists
not only disseminate information to the people, but also helped them make
"The media has a social function to perform, that is building national
character among Malaysians.
"Let the information disseminated unite the people, not split them into
groups suspicious of each other," he said at the presentation of the National
Eminent Journalist award here tonight.
Present were Muhyiddin''s wife, Puan Sri Norainee Abdul Rahman, Deputy
Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang, and
Malaysia Press Institute chief executive officer Datuk Chamil Wariya.
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