IPOH, Malaysia Oct 19m (NNN-Bernama) -Indonesian and Malaysian media practitioners need to increase cooperation on news sharing, especially on matters concerning issues and disasters in both countries.

According to the head of the Indonesian Journalist Association (PWI) of North Sumatera, H. Hermansjah, news sharing would strengthen the working relationship between media practitioners in both countries.

Perhaps the Indonesian media could send news on Indonesian issues to the media here (Malaysia) and the Malaysian reporters could send news on issues here to reporters in Indonesia, he said.

He met the reporters during a tour to the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) here yesterday in conjunction with the PWI visit to Perak.

He said two years ago PWI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Perak Media Sports and Welfare Club (KSKMP) on promoting travel destinations and news sharing.

In the meantime, Hermansjah, on behalf of the Indonesian media practitioners, expressed his sincere appreciation to the Malaysian government for the aid given to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Palu, Sulawesi and Lombok in Indonesia.

The disasters in Indonesia were noticed by many countries. We hope the people in Perak could also channel disaster aid to the victims and we are here to help, he said.

On the two-day visit to Perak starting yesterday, Hermansjah, who is a reporter for Harian Analisa said, it involved a total of 40 media practitioners from 19 agencies of Northen Sumatera’s PWI to reciprocate KSKMP’s visit to Medan in 2016.

The PWI delegation was taken to MAPS, a mini handicraft centre at the Aman Jaya Terminal and the Sultan Azlan Shah Roundabout in Meru,and were treated to traditional Perak dishes such as anak lebah porridge, rendang tok and tasted stingless bee honey beside a friendly futsal match between the two media.

Source: NAM News Network