PRS Youth calls for more Dayak representation in civil service

Charles Nissom, PRS youth and Political Secretary to the Chief Minister.

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KUCHING: Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth has applauded Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg for making his decisions based on the betterment of all communities.

Charles Nissom who is a PRS Youth Central Committee member as well as a political secretary to the Chief Minister vowed to walk with the chief minister in achieving this aim.

“Appointments in civil service and government-linked companies (GLCs) seem to reflect less of Sarawak as a multiracial society,” said Charles.

He said the trend had started years ago though such a trend need not to be continued.

“Therefore, PRS Youth is pleased to take note of the chief minister’s statement where he stressed that he would want not to talk about religion and race as all he wanted was to help all communities.”

“Let us all assist the chief minister in walking the talk so that the positions within the civil service are a true reflection of the multiracial nature of the Sarawak society,” said Charles.

Charles was responding to the recent statement made by Abang Johari this morning where he stated that he wanted to develop all ethnic groups in the state.

Abang Johari had said he wanted not only to bring development to the Malay community but also Chinese settlements including the Pandungan area.

For Iban areas, he said the Upper Rajang Development Authority has been set up to develop the Rajang area.

Abang Johari had recently been criticised for his appointment of board members of Petros (Petroleum Sarawak Bhd).

He had last month announced the list of board member of Petros which included Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr Hamid Bugo, Sarawak Energy Bhd CEO Sharbini Suhaili, Public Works Director Zuraimi Sabki, Datuk Mohammad Medan Abdullah and Heng Hock Cheng, former managing director of Shell Gas and Power Malaysia.

His decision on Petros’ board membership has been widely criticised as lacking Dayak representation.

Abang Johari in response had said that he made his decision based on the experience of individual and asked the general public to be patient.