JOHOR BAHRU – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said UMNO needs to create more “keyboard warriors” to fend off negative perceptions against the party in the social media.
Najib, who is also UMNO president, said the matter is essential as how society thought was influenced more on perception rather than reality.
“The worsening dissemination of slander shows cyber space is the new battlefield compared to the physical world,” said the prime minister.
Najib said UMNO is now facing severe challenges because the opposition knows how to manipulate the new media.
“The opposition does not need to do much. They merely need to create the perception of doubts and issues. There is no need to deliver anything.
“They only need to raise issues in the minds of the people which would be enough to erode their belief in the party,” he said when opening Pasir Gudang UMNO delegates meeting here today. – BERNAMA