Meeting over govt’s media coverage


Staying in touch: Annuar checking a telco tower that has been upgraded to provide 4G coverage in Kampung Krubung, Sarikei, Sarawak. — Bernama

SARIKEI: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry will ask the Sarawak state government for input on whether there is a need for candidates in the 12th state election to campaign through the government’s official television and radio channels.

Its minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the concept was used in the recent Melaka state election and a post-mortem on it was being conducted.

“Sarawak is unique and different from Melaka, so we will consult the state government, see what is appropriate, what is suitable.

“The important thing is to introduce the candidates (in the Sarawak state election).

“The concept can be implemented, but I have to discuss this with the state government,” he said after opening the Malaysian Family Digital Economy Centre (PEDi) in Kampung Selalang here yesterday.

During the Melaka election campaign, the government allowed Radio Televisyen Malaysia to air the posters and biodata of the candidates.

According to Bernama, Annuar said that the move was aimed at giving the candidates an opportunity to promote themselves and help the people choose a representative.The Election Commission has set Dec 18 for the Sarawak election, with nomination day on Dec 6.

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