J-Kom spent over RM5.5mil last year, says Fahmi

KUALA LUMPUR: The Community Communications Department (J-Kom) spent over RM5mil on community communications programmes in 2023, says Fahmi Fadzil.

The Communications Minister said in a written parliamentary reply that 144 community communications programmes were carried out nationwide, costing RM5,551,278.23.

Fahmi said there were 155 permanent positions and over 300 positions under the contract scheme.

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“The appointments were made based on the Public Service Commission’s rules, procedures and policies of appointments of civil servants,” he said.

He was responding to a question by Datuk Wan Saiful Wan Jan (PN-Tasek Gelugor) on the effectiveness of J-Kom and the list of activities conducted last year and its cost.

J-Kom was allocated RM85.5mil in the Budget 2021 and it was reduced to RM40.5mil.

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