No ban on federal civil servants in state govt events — Jaul

Jaul (third right) poses with some of the guests at the dinner.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Sept 18: There is no ban on federal public civil servants on attending functions and events organised by the state government.

State Secretary Datuk Jaul Samion said the Sarawak government has no such policy in place, and that public civil service personnel from the federal agencies and departments are allowed to attend state events.

“There is no banning policy for any public civil servants from the federal level to attend any of our (state government) events.

“I hope this would help clear up some of the confusion,” Jaul told reporters after a gathering with the local authorities, here, yesterday evening.

He said that some civil servants were confused or unsure whether they should be present in events and functions involving the state government.

“They could not decide whether they should show up or not. The confusion is still there,” he added.

Touching on the Malaysia Day celebration at the State Indoor Stadium in Kuching on Monday (Sept 16), Jaul attributed the success of the event to the strong collaborative relations between the state and federal government.

“The close cooperation between the federal government and state contributed to the success of the event and that is the moral of the success story,” he pointed out.

Jaul urged the state civil servants to uphold their strong dedication and high integrity in the civil service.

“We must deliver the best service to the ‘rakyat’, the service that we render to the people reflects the image of the government,” he said.

Deputy state secretaries Datu Ik Pahon Joyik and Datu Abu Bakar Marzuki, as well as state deputy Attorney-General Saferi Ali and Miri Resident Mastapa Julaihi were present. — DayakDaily