Gabungan Kelab Media Malaysia’s launch signals coordinated support for media practitioners nationwide

Fahmi (fourth left) and others in a group photo during the launching ceremony of Gabungan Kelab Media Malaysia (GKMM) at a hotel in Kuching on May 25, 2024. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 26: The Gabungan Kelab Media Malaysia (GKMM) was formed to coordinate media clubs throughout the country.

According to a Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) news report, Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil stated that the coordination allows his ministry to focus more on the issues that media practitioners face.


“These issues include welfare concerns or other issues confronting Malaysian media practitioners, and it is certain that each state will have its own set of problems and dynamics.

“This combination will be able to reflect the convergence and diversity of the media situation in each state,” he was quoted as saying.

Fahmi made the remarks yesterday (May 25) during the launching ceremony of GKMM at a local hotel here.

In the meantime, Fahmi intends to foster collaboration between GKMM and the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) on Tabung Kasih@HAWANA. The collaboration aims to provide immediate assistance to media practitioners who encounter difficulties.

“This is a good opportunity for us to carry out a strategic relationship, and my hope is that it can be expanded not only as a welfare issue but also in the future,” he said.

For the record, Tabung Kasih@HAWANA was created in conjunction with the celebration of National Journalists’ Day (HAWANA) 2023, implemented by Bernama.

It aims to treat journalists and media workers who are still working, have retired, are ill, or require assistance.

In the same ceremony, the minister announced an allocation of RM20,000 to GKMM as a start for annual activities.

Also present were Bernama chief executive officer Nur-ul Afida Kamaludin, Bernama editor-in-chief Arul Rajoo Durar Raj, GKMM president Mohamad Fauzi Ishak, as well as the presidents of media clubs and associations. — DayakDaily