PUTRAJAYA – Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak today met and exchanged greetings with about 1,500 Information Department staff, would-be retirees and retirees at an event organised by the department here.
He was accompanied to the ‘Jalinan Kasih Rakan Strategik 2017’ event by the Director-General of Information, Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman. Also present was Editor-in-Chief of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab.
Salleh exchanged greetings and had ‘wefie’ shots taken with several of those who attended the event.
Ibrahim said the annual event, held since 2014, was aimed at strengthening ties among the strategic partners of the Information Department.
“The close network and communications expertise of the strategic partners, namely retired and retiring information officers, mass media editors-in-chief, bloggers and journalists, as influential drivers of the community have been always utilised particularly in the field of information marketing and government policies in their respective communities,” he said to reporters.
Ibrahim also presented souvenirs to 350 retirees and would-retirees in appreciation of their contribution to the Information Department. The audience was entertained to performances by Pentarama artistes.