GKMM will continue roadshow in Sarawak to unite media practitioners

Jacqueline (second right) presents a souvenir to Abdullah during a courtesy call on July 5, 2022. Also seen is Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA) president Ronnie Teo.

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KUCHING, July 8: Gabungan Kelab Media Malaysia (GKMM) will continue its roadshow in Sarawak next month in an effort to meet with media practitioners under the auspices of clubs and associations in the State.

Sarawak is the second State to be visited by the GKMM Supreme Committee after Sabah, followed by several other states later.

GKMM president Mohamad Fauzi Ishak said the Union’s movement is in line with the aspirations agreed upon during the ‘Pemukiman Media Se-Malaysia’ programme in Langkawi Island, Kedah on March 28, to unite all registered media clubs throughout the country.

The initiative to establish GKMM was implemented by merging all 14 media clubs and associations in 14 states, making it the largest media coalition body ever created in Malaysia, with a total membership of over 5,000 people.

“On June 27 until June 29, GKMM has completed a meeting with the Sabah Journalist Association (SJA), to convey the mission of GKMM and share future plans in mobilising the activities of clubs and state media associations.

“In conjunction with the visit, GKMM also held a meeting with local political leaders to share input on the world of journalism and the challenges facing media practitioners, especially journalists at this time.

“For the visit to Sarawak, meeting sessions were also arranged involving various parties including the State government leadership led by the Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, local political leaders and related companies,” he said in a statement on July 6.

On July 5, Federation of Sarawak Journalists Associations (FSJA) president Jacqueline David who is also GKMM deputy treasurer, paid a courtesy call to Sarawak Deputy Minister of Corporate Affairs and Ukas, Datuk Abdullah Saidol to inform the intention of GKMM’s visit to Sarawak.

During GKMM’s visit to Sarawak, several visits will also be arranged to selected locations, which are implemented in collaboration with FSJA. — DayakDaily