Singapore delegation visits Malaysia's Media Prima

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (centre), Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs; speaking to award receipients at the disbursement ceremony for the Progress Fund Madrasah Assistance Scheme (Promas) Performance Award on 30 January 2014

KUALA LUMPUR - Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information Dr Yaacob Ibrahim led a 12-member delegation from the ministry to visit Media Prima Bhd (MPB) here yesterday.

The two-day working visit was to strengthen the relationship between the ministry and MPB while learning more about the functions of the press.

Delegates were shown a video presentation of the production processes involved in MPB's newspapers, television and radio stations.

Earlier yesterday, the delegates had a meeting led by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek at the Mandarin Oriental here.

Both ministries co-produced the 8th Muzika Ekstravaganza, which featured local and Singaporean artistes, held in Angkasapuri last night.

The collaboration underscores the close ties between officials and broadcasters from both countries.

Present were MPB chairman Datuk Johan Jaaffar, New Straits Times Press (NSTP) chief executive officer Mohammad Azlan Abdullah, MPB group managing director Datuk Amrin Awaluddin, NSTP group managing editor Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, MPB corporate social responsibility group adviser Datuk Ahmad A. Talib, and MPB digital chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Arifin Mohammed Isa.

Dignitaries present were Singapore's High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur, Ong Keng Yong and Singapore's media development authority chief executive officer Koh Lin-Net.