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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:57:04 +1100
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Wednesday, November 19, 1997
Star Malaysia
Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/current/19m1sc.html

Panel to screen foreign reports

from Star Malaysia
Wednesday, 19 November 1997

MALACCA: A committee has been set up to screen all foreign reports about the country which are carried via the Internet, Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Tengku Alaudin Tengku Abdul Majid said yesterday.

"The committee will browse through the Internet and read the articles on the country," he said.

Tengku Alaudin said negative articles will be extracted and discussed on a regular basis.

"We will decide on the appropriate action to correct any wrong perceptions in the reports," he told reporters after attending the 13th meeting of the Asean working group on Literary and Asean studies here.

Tengku Alaudin said the committee will submit weekly reports to the Prime Minister's Department.

He said that Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Sabbaruddin Chik and other senior officials were in London to counter negative reports about Malaysia at the World Travel Mart.

Tengku Alaudin said local media should also refrian from writing any negative reports to prevent the foreign media from picking them up and tarnishing the country's image.

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