OPPOSITION leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today questioned the high salary of the director of the government’s propaganda unit, the Special Affairs Department (Jasa), whose monthly pay of RM20,000 exceeds that of a cabinet minister.
“While checking the 2018 List of Positions, I found that the director of Jasa is paid according to Salary Code VU7, which scale is a maximum RM20,592 a month, and which is more than the salary of the multimedia and communications minister, which is RM14,907.20 a month,” she said in a question to the Multimedia and Communications Ministry.
Posted 5 years ago by Peter Evans
Posted 5 years ago by Bigjoe Lam
This is evident from Jasa constantly churning out untruthful and misleading facts and assertions to shield Umno from its wrong doings and attack Umno’s adversaries, often rousing racial hatred and religious animosity. An example is Jasa's wild accusation of Bersih and other NGOs' patriotic endeavour to recover on behalf of the people the stolen 1MDB funds seized by the Swiss government as an act to threaten Muslims.
It is hence apparent that Jasa's mission is to protect and advance Umno’s political hegemony.
As such, its existence as a government department (which should be politically neutral) is unlawful and an abuse of power to squander public funds.
It should be closed forthwith, failing which, a report should be lodged with MACC to probe Jasa’s unlawful activities.
Posted 5 years ago by Kim quek
Posted 4 years ago by Lee Thian Siong