SIBU: Sarawak journalists have been told to write more local stories so that the Federal Government and peninsular Malaysians are more aware of happenings in the state.
UPP Community Service Board chairman Datuk Andrew Wong said journalists played a very important role in the state development.
“I hope journalists, especially those in Sibu, will write more news so that our leaders can see our situation in Sarawak.
“Open your eyes to see what is happening in Sarawak and write stories. There is nothing more powerful than your writing,” he told pressmen at the Sibu Journalists Association’s Christmas and New Year 2018 celebration dinner here.
Wong urged members of the association to pass on their writing skill to college and university students.
“These students like to share their views and comments on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but they do not know how to do it right.
“I want to challenge the association to educate students of colleges and universities so that they can write responsibly,” Wong said, adding that good training would prevent youths from abusing social media.
About 80 journalists and their family members attended the gathering.