Delegates urge for better use of communication channels


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  • Sunday, 08 Dec 2019

SHAH ALAM: Several delegates of Parti Amanah Negara want the party to improve its communication channels to enable the public to better understand the struggles of the party, Pakatan Harapan and the government.

Penangite Mohd Saifullah Abdul Nasir urged the party and Pakatan to use the mainstream media platform wisely in disseminating their aspirations to the people.

“I think whatever space we have, as a government, we have to use the powers available, not abuse (power), but use it to convey our aspirations.

“I suggest the government take comprehensive action in addressing communication problems.

“It is time to set up a communication council to deal with the issues in the country. We, Amanah, can lead,” he said during the party’s 2019 National Convention at Ideal Convention Centre here yesterday.

Kedah delegate Mohd Nasir Zakaria wanted Amanah to diversify the use of the media, including “fighting” on social media, which was seen as a platform to attract young people in politics.

Describing the party’s weekly newspaper Mingguan Amanah as a conventional media and less likely to attract the interest of new members, he believed proper use of the party’s social media could enhance communication, especially among youth.

Perlis delegate Roslan Ahmad said to prevent the government from being complicit in various issues, parties, including Amanah, should consider using proper communication channels to enable the administration to remain strong for the next term.

“The fact is, voters who are fence-sitters will not read Mingguan Amanah. So how do we convey the concept of ‘Rahmatan Lil Alamin’ (blessing for the whole world and all creations) that Amanah champions?

“We are the government, we have mass media such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and Al Hijrah TV.

“So something needs to be done by the party’s strategic director so that information regarding achievements can be spread.

“I urge all the delegates to think; if communication does not reach the people, our leaders will not be visible,” he said.

He attributed Pakatan’s defeat in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election in Johor recently to communication failure when there were still voters in the constituency who thought Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was from Barisan Nasional. — Bernama

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