Mobile rebate for media personnel to continue this year, says Fahmi

KUCHING: Media practitioners will get to enjoy a further one-month rebate on their mobile phone bills this year, says Fahmi Fadzil.

The Communications Minister said the Rahmah rebate incentive for media practitioners would be implemented for the second year in August.

"To appreciate the sacrifices of the media, we will continue the rebate incentive during national month.

"This means media practitioners will enjoy a rebate of one month on their phone bills," he said at the National Journalists Day (Hawana) celebration highlight event here on Monday (May 27).

Fahmi also said media organisations could contact mobile network operators for a special media corporate rate starting July 1.

In addition, he announced that his ministry, through national news organisation Bernama, would make Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributions for stringers (freelance journalists) for one year beginning July 1.

"This means the first year of contributions will be fully borne by the ministry through Bernama," he said.

Fahmi said Information Department data showed that there were 565 registered stringers or part-time media personnel in the country.

Of this total, he said 538 did not have Socso contributions.

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