Malaysia's prime minister has offered the services of his country's news agency to create a news network for nations in the Non-Aligned Movement.

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Monday that such a network was needed for smaller, developing countries to compete in the news business with big media organizations in developed countries.

Speaking at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur of members of the Non-Aligned Movement, Mr. Abdullah also proposed the creation of an Internet news agency. He said nations should have the means to tell a story from their own perspective.

The Associated Press reports Syria and Burma complained at the meeting that they have been targeted by unfair reporting.