Hawana 2018 expected to be catalyst to establish M'sian Media Council

04 Apr 2018 / 12:11 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The organising of the National Journalists Day (Hawana) 2018 is expected to be a catalyst for the establishment of the Malaysian Media Council, said Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) general manager Datuk Zulkefli Salleh.
He said the proposal to set up the body had long been championed by the local media fraternity but has yet to become a reality.
"We deploy negotiations with the relevant parties that hopefully the Media Council will be established and will act as the self-regulatory body of the media," he said.
Zulkefli was interviewed on the organising of the inaugural Hawana to be held on April 11 in the Selamat Pagi Malaysia programme aired on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) channel one today.
Elaborating further, he said it was proposed that the body, among others, could take action against cases involving the media if complaints were received while the more serious cases had to be brought to court. — Bernama



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