JOHOR BAHRU, July 25 (Bernama) -- The Menteri Besar of Johor hopes that Radio and Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will continue its function as an effective connecting medium between the government and the people.
Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal said this included by becoming a more creative electronic media in promoting the policies and major events of the state government such as the 2020 Visit Johor Year and 2020 Malaysian Games.
He said, RTM was not an alien name because, even though it had been operating for more than seven decades, but it was still able to maintain the quality of broadcasts and the delivery of fast, precise and solid information to the public, enabling it to be dubbed as the official mouth piece of the government in disseminating the policies and up-to-date information.
"This also places RTM as a source that can be trusted even with the influence of the developing social media today.
"Moreover, in the present situation, when our lives depend a lot on the cellphone, we tend to ignore a lot of things and are influenced by inaccurate news," he said in his speech at the 25th Silver Jubilee celebration of the Sultan Iskandar Information and Broadcasting Complex here today.