KUCHING: President of Social Media Association, Wan Abdillah Edruce Datuk Seri Wan Abdul Rahman said members of the association are no cyber troopers as perceived by some quarters.
“The main objective of the association is to engage people through the cyber world besides helping the government to disseminate its policies and programmes, specifically those which could help the people at the grassroots level”, he said in a statement yesterday.
“With the slogan ‘One Voice, One Love’, we try to listen to the voice of the people, their predicaments, understand them and eventually help them in many ways we can”, he said.
“It is inappropriate to say that members of our association are cyber troopers.We focuss on helping the people on many matters, such the government’s transformation programmes, socioeconomy, recreational, education and others,” he added.
Abdillah said not many people could attend seminars or workshops organised in the urban areas, so it was important that they (members) supported the government’s efforts to impart knowledge and information to the people community.
He also said not all the people had access to the Internet or the media to obtain information and this was where members could play a role.
Abdillah said for a start, the association would engage people in selected areas in Kuching to educate them on internet networking, social media and also to invite them to participate in business seminars and workshops at the grassroots level, with the cooperation of other agencies.
For example, he said, the inputs from the two-day economic congress organised by TERAJU and launched by the Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud on Tuesday, should be imparted to the people at the grassroots level so that more people would know about the objectives of the congress and how the government could help them to do business.
Abdillah also said he would like to see people from the various constituencies to be more connected in one way or another to enhance unity and harmony among the people.
He pointed out that the Chief Minister had recently mentioned that consultative machinery was needed to check and solve social issues in the state, and this was where the association could play its role positively.
As a non-governmental organisation, he hoped that he would get the necessary support from the relevant authorities when the association embarked on its programmes to engage and connect with the people sometime this year.
Source: Sarawak Tribune