Sarawak govt prioritises civil servants’ welfare, considers new salary scheme

Uggah (fourth left) rings a gong to mark the opening of the convention in Miri on Tuesday, while others look on.

by Tedong Rantayy

MIRI, Feb 27: Sarawak Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg has affirmed the State government’s dedication to prioritising the welfare of civil servants, including exploring the possibility of implementing a new civil service salary scheme.

Abang Johari emphasised that investing in the well-being and professional development of civil servants is crucial to enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in public service delivery.

However, he noted that the implementation of a new salary scheme requires careful review due to federal oversight of civil servant positions and retirement benefits.

Recognising the importance of supporting and valuing civil servants, Abang Johari underscored the need to maintain a strong and dedicated workforce to serve the public.

These remarks were conveyed by Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, during the Sarawak Civil Servants Convention held in Miri.

The event aimed to gather insights and feedback from over 2,000 civil servants statewide.

He also highlighted the State government’s commitment to improving living conditions in rural government quarters, ensuring that accommodations meet basic standards of comfort and safety for civil servants residing in these areas.

Minister for Transport Sarawak Datuk Seri Lee Kim Shin and Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public Services (Cuepacs) president, Dato Dr Adnan Mat, were among the dignitaries present at the convention. — DayakDaily