KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 ― The Umno information machinery should “jihad” or fight in delivering the truth to counter the “hate politics” spread by certain quarters against the party, said Umno Information Chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
He said, information chiefs at all levels should stand at the front line of the party to uphold the truth in order to prepare the party for the 14th General Election.
“We need to create jihad on a big scale to fight against slander, hate and divisive politics which were being launched by the enemy.
“I want the information machinery to demonstrate a strong fighting spirit. I used this 'jihad' term as it is a noble job to fight slander, falsehood and hate politics,” he told reporters after the Umno Information Convention, held in conjunction with the 70th Umno General Assembly, here, today.
Annuar said, the inaugural convention among others discussed strategies in explaining the truth to the public.
Annuar who is also an Umno Supreme Council member said, a mobile application named 'Malaysia4All' had also been launched last October as a platform to counter false statements against the government.
“I will contact the other information personnel four times a day via this application to forward news about the party which at once will viral the truth.
“We also intend to cooperate with government agencies especially the Communications and Multimedia Ministry to enhance the movement in delivering correct information,” he said.
Annuar added that roadshows at universities and educational institutions nationwide would be held, which would begin on December 18 to deliver information and listen to the aspiration and dissatisfaction of the young generation via two-way communication. ― Bernama