PRS Youth tells MCMC to re­move mis­lead­ing por­tal

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If in­deed it be­longs to JPN, then ev­ery de­part­ment has a duty to en­sure that the in­for­ma­tion is cor­rect as the public rely on them.

KUCH­ING: The Youth Wing of Parti Rakyat Sarawak ( PRS) is urg­ing the Malaysian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Mul­ti­me­dia Cor­po­ra­tion ( MCMC) to re­move a mis­lead­ing por­tal which job seek­ers think is a govern­ment por­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to its in­for­ma­tion chief, Andy Lawrence, many young peo­ple from the ru­ral peo­ple have re­ferred to the por­tal (web­site) to look for jobs think­ing it is au­then­tic.

“Our con­cern is that this por­tal seems to be linked with govern­ment agen­cies through­out Malaysia as it dis­plays the lo­gos of Public Ser­vice De­part­ment (JPN) and other govern­ment agen­cies. They also put up var­i­ous va­can­cies from other govern­ment agen­cies as well.

“If in­deed it be­longs to JPN, then ev­ery de­part­ment has a duty to en­sure that the in­for­ma­tion is cor­rect as the public rely on them. They must have ob­tained govern­ment per­mis­sion and au­tho­ri­sa­tion too,” Andy said yes­ter­day.

Andy said if in­deed it is not a govern­ment web­site or a third party web­site, then the govern­ment or the rel­e­vant de­part­ments should be no­ti­fied so that ac­tions can be taken ac­cord­ingly or the web­site taken down for mis­lead­ing and us­ing govern­ment lo­gos with­out per­mis­sion.

He was re­fer­ring to the re­cent clar­i­fi­ca­tion from Min­is­ter of Wel­fare, Women and Com­mu­nity

Andy Lawrence, PRS Youth in­for­ma­tion chief

Well­be­ing Datuk Fa­timah Ab­dul­lah who had said that such por­tal was fake.

Fa­timah said the ad­ver­tise­ment cited by PRS Youth chief Snow­dan Lawan per­tain­ing to the va­can­cies for 400 teach­ers avail­able in Sarawak re­cently was not from the Public Ser­vice De­part­ment, a de­part­ment re­spon­si­ble for re­cruit­ment for the govern­ment.

“JPN did clearly state that the re­cruit­ment was for re­li­gious teach­ers. What Snow­dan saw was just ‘cut and paste’ where the in­for­ma­tion was too brief. For proper ad­ver­tise­ment, please go to the JPN web­site,” said Fa­timah, who is hold­ing a watch­ing brief on ed­u­ca­tion in the state.

She said the orig­i­nal ad­ver­tise­ment or no­tice clearly stated that the in­take was for tem­po­rary (in­terim) teach­ers and the year of in­take was 2017.

“It also states that it is an in­take for teach­ers of Is­lamic Teach­ing and the du­ra­tion is for three years. Among the re­quire­ments stated is Bach­e­lor De­gree in the re­lated sub­ject.”

“Other de­tails in­clude Malaysians of good health, with ages not more than 30years- old on Jan­uary 2017. The clos­ing date is April 10 and the num­ber of va­can­cies is 400. The ad­ver­tise­ment even states openly the salary,” added Fa­timah.

Andy also said if the 400 va­can­cies were in­deed for re­li­gious teach­ers to be posted to Sarawak, then the govern­ment must ex­plain which schools and ar­eas they would be posted to, es­pe­cially if it in­volved the ru­ral ar­eas.

“If there are iden­ti­fied fig­ures/ num­bers, then there has to be iden­ti­fied lo­ca­tions too and the list of schools they are go­ing to be de­ployed. We had pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence con­cern­ing these re­li­gious teach­ers de­ployed to some ru­ral ar­eas, which we think, were not the cor­rect tar­get and was there­fore un­pro­duc­tive and a waste of govern­ment funds,” added Andy.

Andy Lawrence

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