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Close Media-Ministry Cooperation Can Solve Critical Issues

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LABUAN – Numerous critical consumerism issues can be solved via close cooperation between the domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry (KPDNKK) and media practitioners.

The channelling of information via numerous social media applications and platforms, especially Whatsapp helped a lot to facilitate the flow of information (on consumerism issue), saved time and costs.

Labuan KPDNKK branch director, Arun Fadzillah Hamdan said the good relations and cooperation between the ministry and the media would be continued to ensure consumers received the relevant information.

“We don’t deny the opening of ‘Group KPDNKK 2 Media@WP Labuan’ this year has helped us a lot in firming up cooperation and channelling information in the interest of consumers, and this is a good initiative,” he said at the 2016 Media Appreciation Event in Palm Beach Hotel and Resort here yesterday.

Seven media organisations, including the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), Labuan Malaysian Information Department, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) of Labuan, New Sabah Times, Oversea Chinese Daily News (OCDN), Sea Hua Daily News and Labuan Times received certificates of appreciation during the function.

“The event is a symbol of thanks and in recognition of the role of the media, be it the print, electronic media or portals in helping KPDNKK tackle the issue of consumerism. We hope this cooperation will continue,” said Arun Fadzillah.

Labuan KPDNKK enforcement chief Mohd Fikri Lai Abdullah said enforcement on (business) premises would be continued to eradicate profiteering and hoarding.

“Enforcement activities will be continued whether on working days or public holidays. In the current economic condition, the issue of consumerism, specifically the hike in prices, should be given priority,” he told Bernama. – BERNAMA

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