KUCHING: Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil right this moment introduced contributions to media practitioner Irwan Budi Annuar, who’s going through a number of well being points, by the Kasih@HAWANA 2023 programme.
Irwan Budi, 49, a producer at Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), suffers from kidney and lung issues and worsening eyesight.
Recognising the significance of making certain the well-being of media practitioners, Fahmi stated the ministry would focus on with the Social Safety Organisation (Perkeso) to develop the social security web, particularly for part-time journalists.
“I see that increasingly media organisations are utilizing the companies of part-time journalists or stringers, and if any untoward incidents happen, their security web isn’t as complete as full-time staff.
“So, inside per week or two, we’ll meet with Perkeso to look at this difficulty,” he stated when met at Irwan Budi’s residence in Petra Jaya right this moment.
Fahmi is on a working go to to Sarawak till Sunday at the side of the Malaysia Day celebration, to be held at Stadium Perpaduan, Petra Jaya, on Saturday.
Having served for about 20 years at RTM, Irwan Budi stated he was beforehand hooked up to RTM Limbang however was transferred to Kuching as a consequence of his declining well being situation.
“Initially, I used to be a ‘piecemeal’ employee at RTM in 2004 earlier than being appointed as a everlasting workers in 2005. Regardless of my present situation, I nonetheless go to the workplace to work,” stated the daddy of three kids aged 15 to 19.
Fahmi was joined by Malaysian Nationwide Information Company (Bernama) editor-in-chief Jamaluddin Muhammad and Broadcasting director-general Datuk Suhaimi Sulaiman.
The Kasih@HAWANA Fund, an initiative by the Communications and Digital Ministry (KKD) by Bernama, is to help media practitioners, former media personnel and veteran journalists in want.
Relating to the proposal to host the Nationwide Journalist Day (HAWANA) 2024 in Sarawak, Fahmi stated the ministry has but to resolve on the matter.
“We’ve not mentioned it intimately as a result of we have to full the duties at hand, together with the Malaysia Day celebration this Saturday. We are going to look into it later,” he stated.
In the meantime, contributions from the Kasih@HAWANA Fund have been additionally introduced to the previous sports activities editor of the New Sarawak Tribune, Juary Mesa, who has suffered a stroke in 2021.
The contribution was introduced by the HAWANA 2023 Secretariat, who visited him at his residence in Kampung Moyan Lidang, Asajaya. –Bernama