Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:57:04 +1100
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From: Bala Pillai <bala@APIC.NET>
Subject: MY: Panel to screen foreign (Internet) reports (fw)
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Wednesday, November 19, 1997
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
"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
"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
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.