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KUCHING, May 23: Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) Sarawak chairman Ahmad Malie today announced his resignation as its chairman today after serving for more than 15 years.
Ahmad said the decision was made following his retirement as a civil servant at the age of 60, last Friday (May 21, 2021).
“The committee members of Cuepacs Sarawak (CNS) have also agreed to appoint CNS deputy chairman Omar Bahrain Unin as the acting chairman effective today (May 23, 2021),” he said during a press conference held at the Cuepacs Sarawak office in Bampfylde Road here today.
Ahmad also conveyed his gratitude to the Sarawak government under Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for their assistance and contribution to CNS during his tenure as the chairman.
“Personally, I think the support from the state government under GPS has helped to strengthen the CNS organisation, and as such, I hope CNS’ future leaders will continue with the organisation’s struggles, and also provide support towards the State government under GPS too,” he added.
Meanwhile, Omar gave assurance that he will continue the CNS struggle, including addressing the issues and problems arising involving civil servants and their welfare, at both federal and state levels.
Omar said he will also continue to maintain the good tripartite relationship between the government, employers and unions, as well as strengthening CNS’ relationship with the state government.
“I will also ensure that CNS is moving in line and in support of the central Cuepacs’s decisions and demand for the common good of civil servants in Sarawak, and at the same time promoting awareness to those civil servants who have yet to join us as members in order to strengthen our voices,” he said.
Omar noted Ahmad also had contributed a lot to CNS during his tenure as the Sarawak union chairman.
“Our biggest success is working with the State government, which has enabled us to have this office, and apart from that, the Sarawak government is also the only State government that provided bonuses to all federal civil servants who have been working in the State for two years straight.
“This is also one of the contributions from Ahmad Malie,” he added. — DayakDaily