Brunei, M’sia to share ideas on flow of information

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INFORMATION is fast nowadays; therefore we need to keep up with the fast communication by learning from others, said the delegation head of the public relations officers exchange programme to Brunei.

Jaafar Jantan, the assistant director of the communication, public service departments in Malaysia, told The Brunei Times that the development of technology has brought a new platform for news to travel.

“Nowadays, we have social media networks and other new media platforms to quickly pass information to others and receive quick updates,” he said.

“This is a good development but there are problems with its reliability, which is why the public must ensure that the news that they receive and plan to pass on is accurate by checking its authenticity from the information departments in the country,” he added.

Jaafar highlighted that the annual five-day exchange visit from August 5 is a platform for the two neighbouring nations to discuss and share information knowledge on the updated issues, such as the fast travelling information’s reliability.

“We (Brunei and Malaysia) have similarities, which is why the objective is to collaborate with the Information Department to learn and share the techniques and knowledge on both countries’ information activities,” he said.

“We plan to discuss on issues that both countries might face and share our knowledge to create a solution for certain issues,” he said.

The Acting Information Director, Mawardi Hj Mohammad, said that the programme is a step for the two countries to exchange information and presentations.

He said that the programme is an ongoing effort to update each other on current affairs, in addition, the visit is also aims to strengthen the relationship and communication between the two countries.

“We will continue to inform each other through visits to ensure communication and information development for the public,” he said.

During the visit, the Information Department officers were present to brief the five government officers from the Malaysian delegation on the communication and information situation in the Sultanate.

The Brunei Times