KELANTAN JAPEN USES SOCIAL MEDIA WIDELY FOR UPDATES ON HOT WEATHER CONDITIONS

The Kelantan Information Department (JaPen) uses social media extensively to give updates on the latest weather conditions including the current hot spell, said its director Mohd Nur Aswadi Md Nor.

He said his team updated weather information from the Kelantan Health Department (JKNK), either through Facebook or WhatsApp groups as well as on various other platforms.

“We obtain information from JKNK because we (JaPen) do not have the authority from the health aspect, but instead we extend this information as we are confident that when these measures are issued by JKNK, the matter has been confirmed and safe to practise.

“We are confident in the role of these social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp groups as they are more efficient, fast in disseminating information and have relatively widespread methods at the moment,” he told Bernama during a media tour programme at Imedikel TV in Telipot here today.

Mohd Nur Aswadi said as a result of using social media, his team has received good feedback from netizens because it is easy to understand.

“The public needs to be aware and take precautions such as consuming more water and reducing activities under the sun,” he added.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency