Tiong urges govt to find out why many S’wak civil servants didn’t support GPS in GE15

Dato Sri Tiong King Sing

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 24: Frequently raised people’s issues that remain unresolved could be exploited to erode support for Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) during elections, says Dudong assemblyman Dato Sri Tiong King Sing.

He said this could occur especially in rural and sub-urban areas where frustrated civil servants may campaign on social media to divert votes to the opposition.


“Many Sarawak civil servants were not supportive of the GPS government this election. I have heard and seen some of their ‘campaigns’ on social media.

“At this junction, the Sarawak government and relevant ministries should conduct a study to find out the cause of this phenomenon,” said Tiong in his debate on the Supply (2023) Bill, 2022 at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.

Offering an example, the Bintulu MP said the Yayasan Sarawak board of directors is dominated by a single race without many Dayaks, Chinese or other non-Malays appointed.

He said this is the same for the civil service recruitment system, whereby the Dayak, Bidayuh, Melanau, Chinese and other applicants feel they have been denied equal opportunities when applying for jobs in various government sectors.

Tiong thus urged for the consideration of allowing other races or ethnicities in Sarawak to be given fair chances without discrimination. — DayakDaily