By Nazifa Ramailan
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 February 2022: Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob expressed his hope for radio stations to remain broadcasting and disseminating the latest information, Bernama reported.
He said this in a speech in conjunction with the World Radio Day today which is celebrated on 13 February annually.
The Prime Minister also said that the radio will be pertinent in the long run as it becomes a necessary media today.
He said, “In fact, Malaysia was amongst the earliest British territories to make use of radio technology.
Prior to Merdeka period, our citizens obtained current information through the radio. This media has also played its pivotal role which allowed the government to assemble freedom fighters, leading Malaysia to achieve its independence.”
In his Facebook posting today, the Prime Minister said: “In today’s world, radio becomes our main entertainment especially when driving and some people even begin their day by listening to the radio,” Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri said.
The year 2012 marked the first year of World Radio Day celebration, an initiative by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to acknowledge its role and contributions.
For this year’s celebration, the theme is ‘Radio and Confidence’ with three sub-themes; trust in radio journalism, trust and accessibility, and trust and viability of radio stations.***