Excellence award winners urged not to rest on their laurels

Len (left) presents an appreciation award to retiring officer Zasran Abdullah.

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By Nigel Edgar

KUCHING, Dec 10: Civil servants receiving excellence awards were told not to be content with their achievements, but instead to aim to achieve higher while at the same time be role models to their colleagues.

Assistant Minister of Urban Development and Natural Resources Datu Len Talif Salleh said civil servants should treat their organisations as a team, and should practise teamwork with each other.

He advised them not to be content with their achievements and individualistic, as their achievements was due to the collaboration and teamwork of the whole organisation.

“As an organisation we should treat the whole organisation as a team; not necessarily the 14 who will be receiving the excellence awards can do their job well alone, but because of the support from more than 100 other staff in the Ministry of Urban Development and Natural Resources,” said Len.

Len (back row, fifth left) in a group photo with retiring ministry officers, transferring officers and some of the excellence award winners.

He was speaking to some 100 staff and officers of the ministry at its Appreciation and Excellence Award Dinner at a hotel here, representing its minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

Awang Tengah, who is also Deputy Chief Minister was away for another ministerial function.

The dinner reception also celebrated the transfer of 10 officers to different departments in the state, and the retirement of five officers.

Len encouraged those who did not receive any awards tonight not to be discouraged nor give up, but to try harder so that they can be in the running for next year’s excellence awards. — DayakDaily