64 pct of federal department posts in State held by Sarawakians

Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, March 25: Sixty-four per cent of federal department posts in the State are filled by Sarawakians.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) yesterday, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said to date, 109 of the 117 posts have been filled.

“Of the total that has been filled, 68 are from Sarawak (64 per cent), 39 from Peninsular Malaysia (35.7 per cent), and two from Sabah,” said Ongkili in Parliament yesterday.

He said the implementation of Borneonisation was to prioritise Sabah and Sarawak Bumiputera to hold federal department head posts in the two States.

He also said this is in line with the proposed implementation of ‘Borneonisation’, which was first tabled by its working committee, namely the Socio-Economic Committee (JKSE), under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Special Council on February 18.

Ongkili noted that the implementation of Borneonisation is in line with the provisions under MA63, along with Sabah’s 20-point agreement and Sarawak’s 18-point agreement.

He added that one of the issues discussed in the JKSE was recruiting and increasing youth participation from Sabah and Sarawak in the federal civil service. ― DayakDaily