PM launches BN’s online bulletin
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.therakyat.com, 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.