Law Students' Society IIUM strongly condemns the use of mainstream media as a political tool to tarnish the image of political opponent by certain quarters. Mainstream media should be free and fair and not biased to any political parties or organizations. We must distinguish between political organ and mainstream medias where the former plays the role of propaganda machine while the latter serve as medium of information.
We would like to urge the authority to take actions against such medias that is playing active role in spreading vulgar news, exposing it to children. If there is no action taken then this will create a very bad precedent in the future.
As a country where Islam is the religion of the federation, we must uphold the Islamic values and ethics in every part of our life including in news reporting. Mainstream media should contribute towards the betterment of the society, to nurture the intellectuality of the people, and not as political tool.
“Indeed, those who like that immorality should be spread [or publicized] among those who have believed will have a painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah knows and you do not know.”
Fuad Syazwan Ramli
Law Students' Society IIUM 2011/2012