SUNGAI PETANI: The Information Ministry has lauded The Star for its accurate reports.
Deputy Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin said The Star should be used as a model for other newspapers, particularly the vernacular press.
“Its fair stance of not taking sides is very professional.
“This is why the newspaper is the newspaper of choice, and is very well received by people of all walks of life,” he said when distributing 1,000 free copies of The Star at the Plus Sungai Petani north exit toll plaza here on Wednesday.
The Merbok MP also lauded The Star for its Spirit of Ramadan section introduced specially during the fasting month for the first time this year.
“The column is very interesting as it showed the other communities what Muslims do during the month,” he said.
Zainuddin said the Spirit of Ramadan section of the daily also provided an opportunity for many Muslims to highlight their cooking skills like baking cookies and making traditional delicacies.
“And there were also stories about how the poor and deprived were preparing for Raya,” he added.
He also said the insight into the Muslim world during Ramadan could be an educational experience for students under the Newspaper-In-Education (NIE) project.