Well, this is new!
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.
Malaysia has been ranked first in Southeast Asia in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, and 123 out of 145 countries pic.twitter.com/uP5zDwhe0i
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) July 19, 2019
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!
Mystery Skin Disease Found On Sabah’s Whitetip Reef Sharks, Possibly Due To Warmer Waters
The whitetip reef sharks in Sabah have mysteriously developed a skin disease, suggesting that sea temperatures are on the rise,...
38 Wives, 89 Kids, 36 Grandkids, Alleged Father Of ‘World’s Largest Family’ Dies Aged 76
The man who is believed to be the father of the world’s largest family has died at 76 years old...
“This Is It, I’m Gonna Die,” US Man Gets Spit Out After Nearly Being Swallowed By A Whale
A lobster diver from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, had the shock of his life last week after he was nearly swallowed...
PDRM Tracking Down PBT Officer Who Didn’t Wear Face Mask While Compounding Trader
The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have shared that they will be taking action against a local authority (PBT) enforcement officer...
Kedah Mosque Records 15 Covid-19 Deaths In 2 Weeks After Virus Spreads In Congregation
Covid-19 is fatal and could put anyone’s life on the line. On 13 June, it was reported that 15 mosque...
News24 hours ago
Man Goes Into Road Rage & Threatens Driver With Iron Rod For Almost Causing Accident In KL
News22 hours ago
Man In JB Kidnapped By 5 Other Men & Released An Hour Later, Motive Still Unknown
Social Stories20 hours ago
“Who fights for our rights?” Seller Forced To Refund Payment After Courier Allegedly Damages Product
News20 hours ago
54 People Compounded RM2k Each After They Were Caught Jogging & Lepaking In Klang