Starting this week, Malaysia's Economy Minister, Mohd Rafizi bin Ramli, is launching a new platform where Malaysians can ask him questions directly. Instead of just answering questions from news reporters, he wants the public to ask him anything.
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Rafizi plans to collect these questions and respond to them in a weekly video series on his social media. If you have questions for Rafizi or the Economy Ministry, you can post them on any social media platform with the hashtag #TanyaRafizi or use a Google form.
In a recent post on his social media, Rafizi shared a video where he talked about why he's doing this. He mentioned how both he and reporters are tired of the same old questions. He acknowledged that the government has been criticized for poor communication and hopes this #TanyaRafizi initiative will change that. He's inviting everyone to ask questions.
This initiative is a significant shift, giving Malaysians a direct line to a top government official. It aims to improve transparency, accountability, and public involvement in government affairs. It's great to see ministers like Rafizi making an effort to get closer to the community, listen to their concerns, and provide answers.
This kind of direct engagement can help build trust between the government and the people, which is crucial for a healthy democracy.
What do you think about this new approach?