By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Nov 13: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has announced one-and-a-half months special incentive or a minimum of RM2,000 for all Sarawak public civil servants.
The payment will be made before the end of the year, said Abang Johari while delivering his winding up speech at Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) here today.
He also announced that the Sarawakian civil servants working for federal departments will also be given one off RM500 incentive in appreciation of their contribution. The payment will be made in the first quarter of 2021.
He said his administration recognised the support and contribution of the Sarawak Civil Service under the leadership of State Secretary Datuk Amar Samion Jaul in implementing government policies, delivering development programmes and projects as well as public service to the rakyat where many business processes and procedures have been simplified for the benefit of the rakyat.
“I am happy to note that our Sarawak Civil Service has been instrumental in ensuring that most projects are well implemented and executed in a timely manner, especially people centric projects such as Projek Rakyat and Rural Transformation Projects (RTP).
“This shows that the Sarawak Civil Service is able to rise to the occasion to meet the ever-increasing expectation of the people, even in challenging times as this year,” said Abang Johari who is also the Finance Minister.
He said during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Sarawak Civil Service and the Federal Civil Service including doctors, nurses, health workers, uniformed bodies, immigration and other frontline personnels have also worked tirelessly to protect Sarawakians. Due to their efforts, the COVID-19 pandemic has been well contained to a manageable level.
“In doing so they have risked their own safety and sacrificed their comfort. There also countless other members of the civil service who are working behind the scene, away from the glare of publicity, but working diligently in their respective work places. To all of them, I say ‘thank you’,” said Abang Johari. — DayakDaily