"Bro. I joined the ministry a few years ago with a few others. They put us at the info unit in PJ. Our job is to monitor blogs and report it to the section head. We also contribute writings to the ministry's news portal.
"Part of the job is also to cover general election and by-elections. We are not journalists but we tried to be as good as you and your journo friends. Yes, we enjoy this job. Everything looked okay until the Sarawak election.
"I started with a RM3,800 monthly wage. A year later, it went down to RM2,800 and since early this year, it was reduced to RM1,800. Worse still, our status has been redefined to 'artis berjadual', meaning that our salary is on daily basis. I think sooner or later, we will have to bring our family to the sec-gen or minister's house for lunch and dinner everyday..."
Alamak! Pity them.
I was told there are only three of them, on temporary basis. However, where on earth can you find such a treatment being accorded to government servants? Temporary or not, salaries or wages normally goes up, if not maintained as offered.
And this ministry is in charge of the government's propaganda - Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan. I personally believe this few guys have done their job well. I have seen them at work.
Please la YB Datuk Seri Utama and Ybhg KSU Datuk Seri. Takkanlah kito nak aniayo duo tiga pekerja yang baik ni. Kalau ikutkan lojik, gamai kakitangan totap kementerian ni patut dibuang jo!
This is not 'Kerajaan Tiga Abdul'. Small matter. However, some small matters can rally into big upleasant issues.
If we cant handle small and petty issues like this, how are we going to face the rakyat?