Newly elected CJA Sarawak committee to continue to develop local journalism

Wee (seated centre) in a photo with the CJA exco members for 2018-2020.

KUCHING, May 21: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) Sarawak branch will continue to uphold its role as an association for developing journalism in Sarawak.

Chairwoman Alice Wee (Radio Television Malaysia) said this is CJA’s core operation and they will continue to maintain cordial ties and cooperate with the government and its agencies.

This includes non-governmental organisations (NGO), corporate companies and any individuals who support CJA’s mission and vision.

“We will organise more courses, talks and workshops for Sarawak media over the next two years,” Wee said.

Meanwhile, Wee retained her post as chairwoman of CJA Sarawak branch in its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday.

Francis Chan (Borneo Post) was elected as the vice-chairman.

Nancy Nais (Dayak Daily) was elected as secretary, with Adeline Liong (New Sarawak Tribune) as assistant secretary.

Bong Siak Boon of Sin Chew Daily retained the post of treasurer while Liu Chin Sui was elected as assistant treasurer.

Retained as committee members are Churchill Edward Drem (Borneo Post), Jack Wong, Aden Nagrace, Letitia Samuel and Murugaiah Meyeppan.

“I would like to congratulate all the new exco members on their appointments and thank all the outgoing members for their past contributions,” Wee added.

Among the activities held in 2016-2017 were a three-day Political Analytical Reporting programme, Sarawak Coffee Talk with the state Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), ‘Train the Trainers’ session, and an ‘Ethical and Legal Challenges for Journalists in the Age of Social Media and Effective Disaster Reporting’ workshop, all held in Kuching.

CJA Sarawak also organised breaking fast with some 100 Bomba personnel and a friendly bowling match. — DayakDaily