7th November 2020
WHY IS JASA ALLOCATED RM 81 MILLION?
Patriot would like to know the rationale for the Special Affairs Department (Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas [JASA]) of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia to be allocated RM 81,549,200 from the 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 GE 14, JASA was used to spearhead cybertroopers’ attack against the 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 the government’s initiatives and programmes, what is so special about JASA that other agencies of the ministry could not 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.
BG Dato Mohamed Arshad Raji (Rtd)
Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan