PRS Youth tells MCMC to remove misleading portal
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.