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Tun M: Malaysia Ranks Number One in Southeast Asia For Press Freedom This Year

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Tun M: Malaysia Ranks Number One in Southeast Asia For Press Freedom This Year - WORLD OF BUZZ
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Ever since GE14, press and other media have gotten more freedom to publish unbiased content compared to the times before the election.

As a result of that, Malaysia has emerged number one in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index amongst all Southeast Asian countries, reported Malay Mail.

In addition, our prime minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the index also showed that we ranked at 123 worldwide amongst 145 countries. Tun M reckoned that this achievement was possible due to the government’s commitment to preventing corruption.

After the Special Cabinet Committee meeting on Anti-Corruption, he said,

“The commitment of the government of today in placing the prevention of corruption as a priority agenda has yielded results.”

Following that, Tun M shared that the implementation of NACP (National Anti-Corruption Plan) has had a positive reception and response for almost six months.

Besides that, the people’s confidence and the international community has given a similarly positive reaction towards the government’s determination to tackle matters regarding “corruption, integrity and governance issues”.

All in all, we have a long way to go before we can be among the top ten in the world for press freedom but this is a good start. Don’t you think? 

What’s your take on this issue? Let us know in the comments below! 

 

Also read: Media in Malaysia Will Soon Have Freedom of Press, Nurul Izzah Assures

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