We’ll fight to ensure Johor’s stability, vows MB

Onn Hafiz (seated, centre) posing with media practitioners before KMJ’s annual general meeting.

JOHOR government will do everything in its power to combat claims that can smear the state’s image and endanger stability, said Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

“With talk of a general election coming soon, there may be more slander spread by irresponsible quarters in the next month or two.

“As responsible leaders, my executive councillors and I will fight to the end against those who would try to take peace away from us,” he said in his speech at the Johor Media Club’s (KMJ) annual general meeting in Johor Baru.

Onn Hafiz, who is also the club’s patron, said he gave KMJ his full support as the media had an important role to play.

He stressed that all of Johor’s achievements after the Covid-19 pandemic, such as the highest investment value of RM60.9bil in the country from January to June, 1.8 million tourist arrivals and Johor Darul Ta’zim football club’s FA Cup win, did not come easy.

“This was the culmination of efforts put in by various parties.

“However, the positive image could be gone in the blink of an eye if the media publishes negative news about the state,” said Onn Hafiz who reminded the media to be mindful in their reporting.

At the event, KMJ president Mohamad Fauzi Ishak announced that Federation of Malaysia Media Clubs (GMMK), which places all media clubs in the country under one umbrella, was at the pro-tem stage and would be officially established soon.

“I am thankful all the media associations have chosen me as the first GMMK chief.

“The GMMK pro-tem committee has held engagement sessions in Sabah and Sarawak and we will visit every state to meet with local media clubs soon,” he said.

KMJ has 144 members statewide comprising reporters, stringers, photographers and videographers as well as radio DJs and crew members. – By YEE XIANG YUN

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