Puad has confirmed that he is not fit to be Deputy Education Minister or JASA director-general

I always had doubts about the communication skills or language comprehension of Mohd Puad Zarkashi and wondered how he could be a Deputy Education Minister in the first Najib administration and now the director-general of the propaganda outfit in the Communications and Multi-Media Ministry, JASA.

My doubts about Puad’s intellectual capability has been confirmed from a WhatsApp “JASA Update” message put out this morning, as follows:

“*Fitnah Lim Kit Siang Dan Pembangkang Dipatahkan Lagi* ->

*JPA Tidak Hentikan Kemudahan Bekalan Ubat Kepada Pesara Kerajaan*

  1. Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) menegaskan bahawa kemudahan bekalan ubat dan alatan perubatan untuk pesara perkhidmatan awam persekutuan dan veteran berpencen *tidak diberhentikan* seperti yang ditularkan.
  2. Kemudahan bekalan ubat dan alat perubatan boleh diperoleh melalui preskripsi pegawai perubatan kerajaan di fasiliti-fasiliti Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) dan hospital universiti.
  3. Perkhidmatan pembekalan ubat dan alat perubatan kepada pesara kerajaan dan veteran berpencen melalui *sistem Electronic Medical Automation Supply System (e-MASS)*, JPA menjelaskan bahawa kontrak perkhidmatan yang disediakan syarikat Oratis Rx Sdn Bhd sejak 26 Januari 2012 telah tamat tempoh pada 27 Januari tahun ini dan perkhidmatan itu telah dilanjutkan secara interim sehingga 27 Februari 2017.
  4. Sekiranya terdapat permasalahan mengenai kemudahan bekalan ubat dan alat perubatan, pesara kerajaan dan veteran berpencen hubungi pihak JPA di talian hotline *03-88854099/4037/4014 (waktu pejabat)* atau emel pada [email protected]_ bagi mendapatkan penjelasan lanjut.”

Malaysians cannot be faulted for wondering whether Puad’s language understanding is so dismal that he simply could not understand what DAP MPs, namely MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok, MP for Kulai, Teo Nie Ching and myself, had been saying yesterday, that the 24-hour halt of supplies to 750,000 pensioners of medicines and medical equipment by private provider OratisRx is burdensome, unethical and cruel although the government will continue to be responsible for the supply of medicines and medical equipment to pensioners.

I invite Puad to study what we had said and challenge Puad to prove that anyone of us, Teresa Kok, Nie Ching or myself, had ever said that the government had stopped providing medical supplies to pensioners?

If Puad cannot understand simple language which Teresa Kok, Nie Ching and I had used, we cannot but wonder how he could get a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Universiti Malaya, a Masters in Sociology from State University of New York and a PhD from Northern California University.

Or is Puad is so immoral, evil and treacherous that he could put words into our mouth and claim that we have said things which we never said?

If Puad has any moral scruples left, he should apologise for the lie which JASA sent out in WhatApps this morning, ““*Fitnah Lim Kit Siang Dan Pembangkang Dipatahkan Lagi”, and give an undertaking that JASA would stop inventing and disseminating downright lies about the DAP, Pakatan Rakyat and Bersatu.

Puad should know his only claim to be appointed Deputy Education Minister in Najib’s first administration was because he was in the forefront calling for the resignation of the then Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi after UMNO’s poor performance in the 2008 general election, allowing Najib to become Prime Minister in April 2009.

But this is no licence for him to use the government machinery to invent and disseminate lies about the Opposition, which he had been doing not only in the country but also among Malaysians students overseas.

When is Puad going to give an undertaking that JASA will try to berjasa for the people and country for a change, and stop creating and doing mischief?

Lim Kit Siang DAP Parliamentary Leader & MP for Gelang Patah