SEPANG: Fifteen Malaysian journalists departed for Jakarta for the Ikatan Setiakawan Malaysia-Indonesia (Iswami) Malaysia’s Jejak Serumpun programme.
The 10-day visit until Feb 21 is led by Iswami Malaysia president who is also Astro Awani editor-in-chief Ashwad Ismail.
The programme aims to expose Malaysian journalists to various dimensions and perspectives behind the 2024 Indonesian presidential election tomorrow and the Indonesian National Press Day (HPN) on Feb 20.
Ashwad said the selected journalists will not only witness one of the world’s largest democratic processes, but also gain insight into the advancement of green technology and the digital economy of the republic, besides fostering close relations with Indonesian journalists during HPN 2024.
“In the increasingly challenging global geopolitical landscape, Malaysian journalists need to be exposed to the Track II diplomacy efforts by various institutions and non-governmental organisations in Indonesia that promote unity agendas among Asean nations and positive internationalism,” he said yesterday, reported Bernama.
Through the Jejak Serumpun programme sponsored by Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Green Growth Asia Foundation and vFive Group, Malaysian journalists will also participate in several visits and meetings with Iswami Indonesia president Asro Kamal Rokan.