DON’T let the Terengganu Umno website become a “cobweb.”
That was the reminder from Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh to the webmasters of the newly-launched website.
He said that “cobwebs” – websites that were not updated regularly – would not serve the purpose for which they were set up.
He gave several examples of websites of several ministries which had come under fire for not carrying the latest information.
“It is easy for software developers to develop a website, but the hardest part is to maintain it to ensure the information is always relevant,” he said when launching the website www.umno-terengganu.net at the state party headquarters in Kuala Terengganu on Sunday.
He urged party leaders including MPs and assemblymen to post information on activities such as meetings, constituency visits and overseas visits on the website.
“Since you may not have the time, your duties can be undertaken by your private assistants,” he said.
The website, he said, would be useful to counter lies spread by opposition parties which have set up their own websites.
Idris said he did a search on the Internet under his name and found the first four articles portrayed him in bad light.
“People who don’t know me might have a negative impression of me after reading the reports,” he said.
He urged all Umno divisions to set up websites as the younger generation prefer to surf the Net for information.
He said that being IT-savvy was one of the requirements for state development under the slogan Islam Hadhari Terengganu Bestari (Civilisational Islam, Smart Terengganu).
Also present at the function was state Umno Information bureau head Ahmad Shabery Cheek who was responsible for setting up the website.