PM launches BN’s on­line bul­letin

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak yes­ter­day launched Barisan Na­sional’s first on­line bul­letin, which aims to pro­vide ac­cu­rate news and in­for­ma­tion to the peo­ple.

Na­jib, who is also BN chair­man, said the e-Rakyat on­line bul­letin was an ef­fort to bridge the in­for­ma­tion gap be­tween the gov­ern­ment and Malaysians.

“The gov­ern­ment has im­ple­mented many pro­grammes and poli­cies... but not ev­ery­thing we do is known by the peo­ple,” said Na­jib when launch­ing the bul­letin at the Pu­tra World Trade Cen­tre here.

He said BN needed a plat­form to counter the op­po­si­tion’s at­tempts to spread false in­for­ma­tion, ma­nip­u­late facts and con­fuse the peo­ple.

“We hope this bul­letin can pro­vide a feel-good fac­tor... we can show the peo­ple that we ful­fil our prom­ises. What­ever we ac­com­plish, we will pub­lish it on the bul­letin.”

Na­jib said vi­tal in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing cur­rent is­sues would now be at the peo­ple’s fin­ger­tips.

“The de­liv­ery of news through phys­i­cal means no longer has a place in the peo­ple’s hearts. In fact, many news in the phys­i­cal form are wasted.”

He said the e-Rakyat bul­letin was avail­able in six lan­guages, namely Ba­hasa Malaysia, English, Tamil, Iban, Chi­nese and Kadazan Dusun, which showed BN’s spirit of in­clu­siv­ity.

Na­jib said the bul­letin would ini­tially fea­ture eight pages of con­tent and it would be up­dated once every two weeks.

He said more pages would be added to the bul­letin and that it would be up­dated more fre­quently in the fu­ture.

The bul­letin, which can be ac­cessed via www.ther­, will fea­ture videos and in­fo­graph­ics to com­ple­ment news re­ports.

Present were Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from BN’s com­po­nent par­ties.

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