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Recommendations for media council to be presented to gov't in two months

Recommendations for the Malaysian Media Council are expected to be presented to the government in the next two months, said veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin.

Speaking to reporters today, the special advisor to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for communications and media affairs said Putrajaya is "very serious" in having the local media self-regulate.

"There has never been formal self-regulation, nor a press council, in Malaysia. In the past few months, editors, media owners, and academicians teaching journalism, have been meeting and now, at least two sets of recommendations are being prepared to be presented to the government in the next two months... 

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