Saturday, August 20, 2022

Government will not pressure civil servants: CM

Secara Rawak

KUCHING: The government will not – in any way, shape, or form – pressure or interfere with the management of the state civil service, assured Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

He said the government, under his stewardship, would be professional as it is a precursor to having quality civil service in the state.

“I want to stress here that my government will not apply pressure towards the state civil service. We have to act professionally and that is the criteria for us to have a quality civil service.

“On the other hand, the selection must be based on the criteria of professionalism to absorb people into our civil service.

“The civil service is the engine for the government therefore it, particularly the Public Service Commission (Spans) has to adjust to the needs of the future as envisioned by the government,” he said.

He was officiating at the 60th anniversary celebration of Spans on Wednesday (Dec 8).

Abang Johari said Sarawak needed visionaries in the civil service who could help the government to realise its vision. “Of course the government has the vision but the implementers are essential to realise the objective of the government,” he said.

He added, it was crucial that the civil servants understand Sarawak’s goals in the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 as well as facilitating investments into the state.

“This will enhance and strengthen our economy. Once this is done, the employment opportunities will be there,” he said.

The chief minister said the government, unlike before, would only be facilitating the civil servants along with providing an objective similar to how private institutions and big conglomerates were managed.


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