Friday, April 12, 2013

PRU UPDATES : Foreign journalists welcome to cover GE13

Posted by Smookiekins On 4/12/2013 01:54:00 PM
KUALA TERENGGANU: Foreign journalists are not prohibited from coming to Malaysia to cover the 13th General Election, Information Department director-general Datuk Ibrahim Abdul Rahman said today. 

He said they would have to obtain an accreditation (media) pass from the Information Department to facilitate their coverage of the election. 

"The accreditation pass will enable them to access official functions and events of the general election," he told reporters after a visit to the GE13 media centre at the office of the Terengganu Journalists Club (Kawat), here. 

Ibrahim said the foreign journalists who wanted the accreditation pass would only have to undergo a simple process at the Information Department and they would have to inform the Foreign Ministry as well. 

He said the media pass could be ready in two days and with that pass they could apply for a separate media pass from the Election Commission. 

Ibrahim also advised local journalists and photographers covering the general election to exercise caution to avoid getting hurt in any quarrel between supporters of opposing parties.

Source : New Straits Times 


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