Jasa revived with RM85.5mil allocation under Budget 2021

  • Nation
  • Friday, 06 Nov 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Special Affairs Department (Jasa) is being revived by the Perikatan Nasional government under the newly tabled Budget 2021 with an allocation of RM85.5mil.

The allocation for Jasa was found under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry’s budget, which is publicly available on the Finance Ministry’s website.

It was given a RM4mil allocation under the strategic communications budget and a second allocation worth RM81.5mil under new policies.

Jasa, which was criticised by some as a propaganda unit, was dissolved after Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya following GE14 in 2018.

In Budget 2018, Jasa was merely allocated RM30mil compared to the RM85.5mil in Budget 2021.

Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who spoke in Parliament after the tabling of Budget 2021 on Friday (Nov 6), criticised the allocations of RM85.5mil, saying it was a figure that was larger than allocations for the poor and disabled.

“Therefore, our debates next Monday will point out these figures, ” he added.

Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin previously said in July that Jasa would be revived soon in order to help staff terminated after the department was disbanded by the former Pakatan administration.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Next In Nation

Govt's Covid-19 expenditure amounted to over RM38bil last year, say Auditor-General
King, Queen offer condolences to national laureate Kemala's family
BN issued RM10,000 compound notice for violating SOP during WTCKL gathering
BN will field best new faces in Melaka, says Zahid
Food outlet operators, customers issued compound notices for violating SOP
PM: Budget 2022 has wow factors to benefit all
Budget 2022 will ensure continued efforts to strengthen national healthcare system, says PM
Calculated move to host Maths class on porn site a hit
Chairman post decided by a coin toss
Woman shares tough time she had during her pregnancy

Others Also Read