“Utusan is known for its trademark and its trademark is to voice the desire of the people, especially the Malay community,” he said in his speech during a breaking of fast function at Sri Utusan Printing Complex here.
However Datuk Seri Najib Razak warned that the media must not only report ethically but also responsibly.
“I hope that we will not only voice the rights of only the Malay community but for the other races as well. When we want to defend rights (of a community), we must also discuss about responsibility,” he said.
He also urged the media to play an important role to shape the nation into 1 Malaysia.
“Media has the responsibility to help in the journey travelled by Malaysia.
The journey which seeks common understanding, openness in thinking. The journey which will also test our struggle.
“If in this journey, we bring chaos and sentiments without looking at the bigger perspective then the journey will go through many difficulties,” he said.
Utusan Malaysia has been criticized for ratcheting up racial tensions.
SOURCE: The Malaysian Insider
Najib's language in his speech was directed towards a positive redirection to re-educate Utusan. However, we wonder whether it can be effective.