KANGAR: The Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail has urged media practitioners not to report on superstition which reflected the ignorance of some people.
He said the media should instead focus on serving up news and information that could educate society to become more knowledgeable or inspire people to achieve a first-class mentality.
“Non-quality news and publicity have wasted so much of the people’s time, are shameful to the country, and suppresses a person’s thinking which can lead to misunderstandings.
“These misunderstandings include the sanctity and truth of Islam. It is not only caused by the enemies of Muslims but is further exacerbated by information without substance, which leads to ignorant people, as well as leaders and humans who are beyond redemption due to their (worldly) desires,” he said when launching the fourth series of the Perkampungan Sunnah (Sunni Camp) programme at Masjid Alwi here on Saturday night.
Also gracing the event were Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail and Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil.
Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man, and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim were present.