Discard Chinese good old “no good men will become soldiers” thoughts, join the police force

Richard Wee

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KUCHING, March 27: Sarawak Federation of Chinese Associations president Dato Richard Wee calls on Chinese parents to abandon the traditional concept of “no good men will become soldiers” and encourage their children to join the police force.

Now that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) are recruiting new blood from the non-indigenous community, he said the young Chinese ought to apply for it actively to become a part of the authorities who protect homes, the people and the country.

“I hope that the parents could encourage young people to respond positively and seize the opportunities not only for the recruitment of the police force this time, but for the recruitment of all civil servants in other fields in the future.

“In our country, a diversified lineup of civil servants can not only strengthen, deepen and reflect our country’s diverse ethnic groups, reflect the multicultured sentiments of the people, but also serve the people of all ethnic groups more comprehensively, improve service efficiency and create a more friendly and harmonious society,” he said in a statement today.

Wee said he and his association have been working tirelessly through various channels to encourage the Chinese community to be members of the civil services, including a joint organisation of a seminar with Sarawak Public Service Department (JPA).

The seminar serves to educate the young people who are interested in becoming civil servants on the applications and interview skills by sharing the benefits and prospects of civil servants and inviting retirees to tell their experiences and so forth.

“This is to increase the confidence of the young people in the future of being civil servants and make their applications smoother.

“We will also continue to maintain close contact with JPA and relevant departments to strengthen our cooperation while we work to increase the number of Chinese youngsters in joining civil services,” said Wee. —DayakDaily