FOR REMEMBERANCE: Fee (sitting third row, seventh left) and Adenan (eighth left) in a photo call with the award recipients.
KUCHING: Staff of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture (KPKK) in the state should be proficient in social media skills to be able to disseminate correct information on the government’s vision and mission to ward off attempts to tarnish the government’s image.
To achieve that objective, Special Functions Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Adenan Satem suggested that, if necessary, staff of the ministry here be given special courses on writing blogs which could become the platform between the government and the people in providing information.
“Currently, a lot of blogs had been created to raise various issues and ideas and these will definitely become greater when nearing the coming 13th general election.
“As such, members of KPKK should deliver their services to the people and make use of the modern information communication technology to spread true and genuine information on the government’s policies,” he said.
He was speaking at KPKK’s ‘Excellent Service Awards 2011’ presentation at the auditorium of RTM Kuching yesterday.
He said blogs, Facebook and Twitter were among the popular media used by certain individuals and parties to spread rumours meant to tarnish the government’s image.
He also urged members of KPKK to be prepared for the coming general election as it could take place anytime soon.
“From my personal view, the general election will not take place this year as so many good things have to be delivered since the budget announcement recently.
“The Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) will also be delivered very soon,” he said.
RTM’s deputy director Fee Lin Chew said a total of 102 officers from various departments and agencies under KPKK who had achieved excellent performance in 2011 were given the Excellent Service Award.
“Although the rest did not get any award, it does not mean they did not perform. They had done well and we are confident they will continue to perform to their best,” said Fee.
Use social media to spread facts’
by Eve Sonary Heng, firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on October 17, 2012, Wednesday