New information delivery system

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019

MELAKA: The state government will implement a new model of information delivery system for civil servants, specifically regarding principle, policies and agendas beginning from February.

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the model was to replace a monthly assembly held once a month, to save time as well as to ensure information was delivered effectively.

He said the method would utilise social media and artificial intelligence (AI) as tools in keeping up with current technology.

“There will be no more morning assemblies at Dataran Seri Negeri like today, instead we will use virtual media.

“People can get information anywhere they are and it can be repeated numerous times. Besides, we have a specific mechanism to ensure that the message reaches all the civil servants in the state,” he said after the monthly assembly here.

In another development, Adly said the state government would re-evaluate the “poverty line” even though the poverty rate in Melaka was low, at less than one percent and there was zero hard-core poor.He said this was to ensure the state poverty line aspect was relevant like in other countries and in light of the current economic situation — to help the needy through various initiatives.

Adly also noted that besides government assistance, education was a key factor that could bring communities and families out from poverty to lead better lives.

“Starting next year, we will be updating the data on people who are below the poverty line so that efforts to address the problem are more effective,” he said.

He said the efforts would be jointly implemented by Social Welfare Department and Melaka Islamic Religious Council through various programmes to be outlined. — Bernama

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