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Don’t report on superstition, media urged

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.