Govt, media must work together, says Dr Wan Azizah

CYBERJAYA: It is pivotal for the government and the media to work together in delivering information to the people, says Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The Deputy Prime Minister, however, said it should be done in a responsible manner.

"(The media) can criticise but there must be facts.

"They can question us as the government but with power, comes great responsibility," said Dr Wan Azizah in her speech during a high-tea session with the media Sunday (April 21).

Dr Wan Azizah said the pen has always been mightier than the sword, hence the media is a powerful tool in spreading information.

They are the mouthpiece in educating and shaping the minds of the people, said Dr Wan Azizah.

She also thanked the media for exposing many big scandals for the people to know.

"I know that the media here cannot operate without a licence and many faced the risk of having their licences taken away.

"Many lost their jobs too just to ensure the people are given the right news," she added.

Dr Wan Azizah said it was important to have an understanding between the media and the government of their respective roles.

This will help both the entities to move forward, she added.


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