The opposition will scrap the Special Affairs Department (Jasa) should it win the next general election to form the government, says PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli.
He said the staff would then be transferred to other government departments or ministries.
He said it cost RM22 million a year to maintain Jasa, he said in a statement yesterday.
Rafizi was responding to Jasa Fellow Lokman Noor Adam’s denial that Jasa was a BN tool.
Lokman had told Malaysiakini that Jasa served to answer allegations hurled at the government of the day and had also countered some of Rafizi’s earlier allegations against the government.
Lokman said Jasa would also go on the defensive on behalf of the opposition if it managed to form the government one day.
Rafizi, who is also Pandan MP, claimed that 127, or 47% of Jasa’s staff, were hired on contract.
He said the opposition had no need for Jasa to defend it if it formed the government after the 14th general election.
Jasa operates as a department under the communications and multimedia ministry.
Source : @ FMT Online