Call to set guidelines for gov’t websites

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A LEGISLATIVE Council member yesterday questioned whether the government has set guidelines to improve its websites.

Yang Berhormat Hj Zulkipli Hj Abd Hamid asked: “Does the Management Services Department have a plan to provide guidelines for government websites?”

During the 10th LegCo proceedings yesterday, he said the rationale of this guideline can mobilise the dissemination of information as well as services provided by the ministries via the Internet.

“With the existence of these guidelines, it can make the websites of government agencies more structured and effective,” he said.

“(User-friendly) websites will make it more convenient for members of the public to access and gain useful information to complete their affairs simply by downloading forms,” YB Hj Zulkipli added.

He said certain shortcomings were present in some ministerial websites. “For instance, webpages or menus that are forever under construction, links that do not function and statistics that have not been updated,” he said.

The response to YB Hj Zulkipli’s question is expected to be heard on the fifth day of the LegCo session.

The Brunei Times