KKMM targets to implement 459 ‘embracing new norms’ programmes


THE Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) targets to implement at least 459 ‘embracing new norms’ programmes involving the local communities aimed at enhancing awareness and efforts to break the chain of COVID-19 infection, its secretary-general Datuk Suriani Ahmad (picture) today.

She said the programmes, which will see the participants going to rural villages to meet with the local communities, will be implemented with the cooperation from the Health Ministry, Royal Malaysia Police and several other relevant agencies.

“Community leaders and village heads have a role to play to inform the people about the campaign. We (KKMM) are planning to have three activities in every district, with an estimated 153 districts across Malaysia,” she said after officiating the first of ‘Embracing New Norms: Breaking the COVID-19 Chain’ at Akat Akong Longhouse here.

Among the activities held during the programme were health talks on the correct way to wear the face mask, information on the coronavirus, as well as on proper safety practices for individual and the community.

Also present were KKMM deputy secretary-general Shakib Ahmad Shakir, deputy director-general of Information Datuk Sukari Ab Hamid, deputy director-general of Digital Content Hashim Bedu, and Sarawak Information director Swady Guliling.