PRIME Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak reitirated today the 15 year old Federal Government’s policy on internet and connectivity that there would not be any censorship. He spoke at the launching of Blog House Malaysia’s First Malaysia-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference in Kuala Lumpur this morning.
Prime Minister Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Abdul Razak launching Blog House Malaysia First Malaysia-ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference
He also recognise the growth and position of new and social media, which include blogs to disseminate information. The experience in recent uprising in Egypt and Libya was attributed to the use of social medias, especially blogs, twitter and facebook. In the same breadth, he affirms the Federal Government’s attitude to engage the new and social media, which include blogs.
PM Najib witnessed the commemoration of Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s appointment as patron of Blog House Malaysia.
Blog House Malaysia patron Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad delivering his acceptance speech.
In his acceptance speech, Tun Dr. Mahathir recapped how he started blogging. He also said that the new and social media could be an avenue where the government could be reminded on what the rakyat aspire and wanted to tell. “Government should listen”.
He added, the use of internet, social media and blogs should be done responsibly. This is his consistent message.