TATAU: Beware of fake news circulating on social media, warned Native Laws and Customs Assistant Minister Datuk John Sikie Tayai.
He advised the people that there are irresponsible parties who are trying to smear the image of the government and its elected representatives.
“Do not believe the slander in social media which was intentionally directed towards the government and elected representatives.
“There is also old information which is being recycled for such ill purposes.
“We as internet users must be clever enough to differentiate whether such information is true or false,” he said.
He said this when officiating at a ‘leader with the people’ ceremony held at Rh Was, Sungai Entajum here last Sunday.
Sikie who is also the Kakus assemblyman further said that the government is committed in assisting Sarawakians.
“What’s important is the cooperation and support from the rural people towards Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in ensuring that all development projects for the rural community can continue,” he said.
He also said the state government’s commitment can be proven through projects under minor rural project (MRP), Rural Transformation Programme (RTP), Agriculture Facilitation Fund (AFF), Rural Electrification Scheme (RES) and Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares).
The same event also witnessed Sikie announcing MRP worth RM10,000 to Rh Was women’s bureau and the government housing scheme for the poor to 43 doors of Rh Was.
He also presented MRP worth RM40,000 to three longhouses; Rh Nibong (RM12,000), Rh Radin (RM15,000) and Rh Kenady (RM13,000).
Also present were Tatau district assistant administrative officer Long Jok, Pemancha Gerosen Jubin, Penghulu Michael Agul and Penghulu Lubon Kinchang