JOHOR BAHRU – Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state government would provide funds for the local media association to set up its own cooperative.
“The state government sets aside RM50,000 annually for Kelab Media Johor (KMJ) to carry out its activities.
“We are also willing to provide additional funds to assist KMJ, such as in setting up a cooperative for its members’ benefit,” he said while opening the club’s annual general meeting here last night.
Mohamed Khaled said the state government appreciated the role played by KMJ in expounding the government’s aspirations and programmes to the people.
In this regard, the rapport between the state government and KMJ must be strengthened for the sake of the state’s development,” he said.
Meanwhile, KMJ president Mohd Fauzi Ishak said the club which was set up in 1991 and has 127 members would continue to work closely with the government and its agencies, and the private sector and other organisations in the state.
He said the club which co-partnered with the Johor Tourism Department to promote tourism in the state last year, planned to organise a ‘Love the environment’ campaign.
KMJ would carry out the programme with the cooperation of the Johor National Parks Corporation and Environment Department, he said.
Other than its plans to set up a cooperative, KMJ is also aspiring to have its own building for members to carry out club activities. – BERNAMA