Why is Jasa allocated RM82m?

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Patriot would like to know the rationale for the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia being allocated RM81,549,200 in Budget 2021.

Jasa’s original stated intention was to explain government’s initiatives and programmes. It had deviated into Barisan Nasional’s political propaganda machinery aimed against BN’s political rivals.

Prior to the 2018 general election, Jasa was allegedly used to spearhead ‘cybertrooper’ attacks against Pakatan Harapan politicians.

Patriot would also like to know why Jasa is still being retained and not disbanded. Even if it is meant to disseminate information about the government’s initiatives and programmes, what is so special about Jasa that other agencies of the ministry cannot do? This is sheer duplication of tasks and wastage of funds.

At a time when our country is so squeezed of funds, such wastage is irresponsible.

Retired Brigadier-General Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji is president of the National Patriots Association (Patriot)

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Gursharan Singh
Gursharan Singh
8 Nov 2020 10.37am

Is JASA and quantum of budget not in line with perception that current political leadership in power may have a poor image among the rakyat and thus

NEED to CHANGE THE MINDSET OF RAKYAT TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT IN POWER AS MAY BE COMMON PRACTISE IN THE CORPORATE SECTOR WHERE IT IS COMMON TO APPOINT HIGH COST PUBLIC RELATIONS/ADVERTISING PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE IDEAS WCIH CAN CHANGE THE MIND SET OF THE RAKYAT TO SUPPORT CURRENT POLITICIANS IN POWER?

Sadly HAS HISTORY NOT SHOWN THAT IT MAY NOT COST MUCH [PUBLIC] MONEY OR EFFORT TO CHANGE THE MINDSET OF MAJORITY OF RAKYAT TO SUPPORT ANY ACTION OF THE POLITICIANS IN POWER ESPECIALLY IF OTHER INFLUENTIAL SECTORS CAN BE ON THE SIDE OF POLITICIANS?

Bless all

loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
8 Nov 2020 6.42am

I read this sms from Siti Kasim: Budget 2021 has a 100m allocation for Indians and 177m for Chinese.
But there is 1.4 billion for Islamic affairs, 4.6b for ‘Bumi’ and 6.5b for Bumi Education.

I have no cause to doubt Siti Kasim.
So , as she asked, where is the fairness?

Let me be blunt: It looks like the backdoor PM has discounted the Chinese and Indian votes.
He is only feeding the Malay voters.
What a shenanigan he is!!…

loyal malaysian
loyal malaysian
7 Nov 2020 9.53pm

Thank you, Patriot for calling out this point.
Jasa was/is a propaganda unit, I supposed now under Muhyiddin’s control.
Needless to say if this RM 82 million is allocated to some poverty alleviation programme, the backdoor PM will not need any propaganda.