3000 It Job Offer

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications says it will offer 3,000 job and training opportunities to Information Technology (IT) graduates this year.

Selected graduates will be placed in three thousand selected schools with IT facilities, throughout the country, its minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said.

“They will be given an allowance of RM1,000 a month,” he told reporters at the launch of Digi Telecommunications broadband services here today.

He said the ministry’s programme was a follow up to the Mini Budget announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak earlier this month.

The ministry will be spending RM72 million for the programme.

Shaziman also announced that the six percent contribution to the Universal Service Provider (USP) Fund by telco companies will now come from companies earning RM5 million and more. Previously, companies earning RM2 million onwards had to make the contribution to the fund.

“We want to ensure that the companies are able to operate well amid the economic downturn and hope they will not retrench their staff,” he said.

On WiMax licence, Shaziman said the ministry will probably consider withdrawing the licences from companies that do not fulfill their WiMax’s business plan.

“By end of this month, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission will complete its evaluation to see whether the licence holders meet their business plan or not,” he said.

On the water supply restructuring plan for Selangor, Shaziman said he had written a letter to Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim but declined to reveal the details of the letter.

He said the Selangor state government must be responsible for the tariff increase.

“When they requested us to postpone the increase in tariff till March, we agreed. But they must remember, if there is a difference in the water tariff, the Selangor government must by law be responsible for the increase,” he explained.



March 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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