State the facts: AG
April 3, 2012 7:30 pm
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has called on media organizations to stop sensationalizing on the flood disaster that has wreaked havoc in the country and report only the facts.
Sayed-Khaiyum says exaggerating on flood reports and relief efforts will only hamper the rebuilding process of affected areas as well as the assistance to flood victims.
“We need to be able to ensure that you also as the media organizations are reporting the facts, not sensationalizing or pandering to overseas interests or a particular political point of view. Because at the end of the day it is essential that those people in particular who suffered, who cannot access their homes, who have not been able to get to their homes or not able to get to their jobs are able to do so quickly. And the way that you do it is to be able to restore things to the normal way in which we do things as quickly as possible.”
Government officials are out in the field assessing the damage caused by the recent floods.