Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you know about the history of the early days of the Department of Information?
The history of the Department of Information started since the establishment of the Department of Publicity and Printing in September 1945. The Department was restructured in line with the civil service administration on 1 April 1946 and was given a new name, the Department of Public Relations. In 1950, the name was changed to the Department of Information with streamlined and structured tasks and responsibilities and further expansion. The Department was placed under the Ministry of Information Malaysia which was established in 1961.
2. What is the vision of the Department of Information in inspiring the citizens of Malaysia who have a strong sense of pride and love for the country?
The vision of the Department of Information is to be the driving force in ensuring the success of the 1Malaysia concept and the success and development of the nation based on the principles of Rukun Negara.
3. What is the mission of the Department of Information in inspiring the citizens of Malaysia who have a strong sense of pride and love for the country?
The mission of the Department of Information is to translate, disseminate and promote the country’s policies and national agenda to ensure it is understood, supported and appreciated, nurtured and cultivated by the people of Malaysia through the various information programmes.
4. What are the main functions of the Department of Information for the people of Malaysia?
Among the main functions of the Department of Information are to provide information and explanation to the citizens regarding the policies, philosophy and vision and to enhance, develop, strengthen and extend effective and comprehensive strategic information management network, provide expertise and relevant publication materials and communication visuals.
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