Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Federal Agencies In Five States Told Not To Recognise JKKK - Zahid

By: Ramjit

IPOH, Jan 20 (Bernama) --

All federal departments and agencies in the states governed by the opposition have been told not to accept and recognise recommendations and certification made by chairmen of village development and security committees (JKKKs) appointed by the state government.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the federal departments and agencies would only accept application forms and support documents signed and certified by chairmen of Federal JKKKs appointed by the federal government." And I have instructed the federal department and agency heads in Perak to follow this directive which takes effect immediately," he told reporters after chairing the Perak State Federal Action Council meeting here today.

He said the directive was not applicable to applications or business at federal departments and agencies in the state submitted before today. Zahid also said all federal department and agency heads in Perak were barred from attending meetings organised by the state government.

"Meetings hosted by the state government are attended only by state department and agency heads. I issued the directive long ago and it was an immediate measure."Disciplinary action will be taken on the federal department and agency heads who attended such meetings," he said and added that exemptions were given to the heads of federal departments and agencies having common functions with the state government like Drainage and Irrigation, Public Works, Health, Agriculture and police.--