More civil servants for Malaysia? Non Malays are invited to join?

More non-Malay apply to join civil service – PSC
Source: The Edge

Politics & Government 2012 Written by Bernama Tuesday, 04 September 2012 13:17

MIRI (Sept 4): The government’s efforts to get more non-Malays to join the civil service seems to be bearing fruit.

Job applications from non-Malays rose to 5.6 per cent between June and August this year compared to only two per cent as of May out of the 1.2 million applications received through the Public Service Commission (PSC), said PSC chairman Tan Sri Mahmood Adam.

He attributed the increase to the large-scale campaigns carried out through the Chinese and Tamil print media as well as the dialogues held throughout the country.

The situation was different in Sarawak and Sabah where the number of applications from non-Malays, including bumiputeras, was 16 per cent, reflecting a positive rise following similar campaigns, he told reporters after launching the Miri PSC interview centre, here.

Mahmood also said that the PSC informed applicants of the outcome a day after the interview instead of them having to wait for up to two weeks to know the result as in the past.

He said there would be limited job vacancies over the next two years as many civil servants had opted to retire at the age of 60.

“We anticipate some 7,000 vacancies this year and 7,000 next year,” he said.

Mahmood also said that the PSC was looking for suitable locations in Bintulu and, most probably, in Limbang to set up interview centres. – Bernama

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