Newly launched bi-monthly bulletin to highlight work, achievements of Sarawak civil service

State secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion launching the 'Buletin Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak'

KUCHING, June 16: The Sarawak government has launched its inaugural ‘Buletin Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak’.

Speaking at the launch today, State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion said the bi-monthly bulletin would be an essential item for the State Civil Service (SCS) as it would focus on their various activities and achievements.

“It is an appropriate medium to highlight our various activities and progress. Thus, I call on all agencies including those under the Chief Minister’s Department to submit your activities and achievements report to boost the content of our bulletin. This is the best way to gauge the academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular index of the SCS.

“As we are all aware, an office bulletin or magazine is an integral part of us in the SCS career for a long time. In most cases, it is an informative platform and I am grateful that Unit Komunikasi Awam Sarawak (UKAS) can successfully publish this bulletin with materials contributed by other units in the Chief Minister’s Department,” Jaul said in a statement.

Jaul believed that the contents of the bulletin would be extremely relevant in the public interest as it documented the activities being carried out by the SCS.

“This bulletin can become a historical document on the growth of our SCS. It can be a platform to inform the future generation about SCS, keeping our members on track, inform our employees and other stakeholders about our plans and other essential information.

“Bulletins are made for communication because it is an inventive way for us to communicate important office reports or welcome onboard any new staff. An official bulletin is also a great opportunity to highlight case studies of our own successful projects, such as quality and innovative achievements,” Jaul added.

Despite the digital age and the social media, he also believed that the bulletin was still a symbol of pride and representation of the SCS as it helped promotes creativity and nurtured the latent skills of the team involved.

“Any article or reports published in the bulletin serves as a source of encouragement for others to contribute. Writing does not come from experience alone. It also requires a lot of reading. Not all of us can be good writers but those who have the ability to form opinions can develop their power of expression by writing for the bulletin.”

Jaul acknowledged that producing a bulletin was not an easy process and needed a collective team effort.

He pointed out it needs the editorial board comprising the chief editor, writers, unit coordinator, photographer, illustrator and so on, thus it is important that all team members play their parts respectively and diligently so as to come up with the final results. —DayakDaily

Datuk Amar Jaul Samion unveiling the Bulletin Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak assisted by Datu Ik Pahon (left).