IPOH: Media practitioners should be allowed to criticise the government without fear, says Datuk Seri Dr Anwar Ibrahim.
The Prime Minister said the media should get rid of the old culture of writing in favour of the ruling administration and should also include the Opposition’s views.
“Due to the changes of times and political climate, this government has decided that the media in this country should get freedom without censorship.
“This also includes the Opposition’s view. Criticisms against the Prime Minister and the government should be voiced out without fear,” he said during the 2023 National Journalists' Day (Hawana) summit at Casuarina Convention Centre here today (May 28).
“If there are any criticisms against the government, we should accept it and try to fix the problem.
“However, this doesn’t include sparking racist and religious issues that may destroy the unity of the people,” he added.