TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

16 April 2010

JOHOR GOVT ENCOURAGES NON-MALAYS TO APPLY FOR POSTS IN CIVIL SERVICE

TANGKAK: The state government has always encouraged non-Malays to apply for posts in the state civil service, Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said the Johor Public Civil Service had also been directed to consider job applications from all races, not only from the Malays.

However, he added, all applications should meet the basic requirements and criteria as imposed by the Johor Civil Service Commission.

“We have an open concept in hiring for the state civil service, so there is no hindrance to anyone of any race to apply.

“But all applicants must fulfil the requirements set up by the Public Civil Service Commission. If they do, the applications will be processed accordingly,” he said after presenting compensation to 32 villagers over a road project in Kampung Bukit Banjar near here.

He cited as example one of the requirements was a pass in Bahasa Melayu.

Abdul Ghani was commenting on business groups in Johor which had recently pressed for the state government to recruit more non-Malays for its civil service.

He said he welcomed such a call, stressing that the state government had never practised discrimination in the matter of hiring personnel.

He revealed that in 2007, only five Indians applied for jobs in the civil service and none from the Chinese.

On Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, Abdul Ghani said Johor Barisan Nasional would send teams to help in the Barisan campaign.

He said that since the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced that an MIC candidate would be fielded in Hulu Selangor, all Barisan component parties should support the candidate.

“We must all work hard to ensure the Barisan candidate wins the by-election,” he added.

SOURCE: THE STAR, APRIL 16, 2010

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