KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has commended federal and state civil servants on their ability to work as one team in transforming the country and state.
He assured e assured that the state government would continue to provide assistance in the pursuit of an efficient civil service.
“I also would like to thank the federal civil servants for implementing socioeconomic development for our state. This is why two years in a row we have been sharing bonus with the federal civil servants.
“I understand that we are the only state that is giving federal civil servants bonus on top of the one being given by the federal government,” he said.
He was addressing a ‘Majlis Perjumpaan Khas Perdana Menteri Malaysia Bersama Penjawat Awam Negeri dan Persekutuan di Sarawak’ at the Waterfront Hotel here today.
“I would like to inform our Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on how hard working the federal and state civil servants have been in their efforts to transform Malaysia as well as Sarawak.”
Abang Johari expressed his confidence in achieving the state’s 2030 aspirations despite it being a tall order.
He said that there was good cooperation between the federal and state governments as well as the civil servants.
“Sarawak has its targets that may be ambitious, but I feel that you must have a certain target if you want to transform the economy as well as to uplift the living condition of the people.
“The 2030 aspirations are a tall order, but I believe that with the collaboration and cooperation between the federal and state civil servants, we can achieve them with the resources that we have,” he said.
On another note, Abang Johari also thanked the federal government on the recognition for several institutions in Sarawak which would contribute to the state’s economic transformation.
“From education and training sector, we have the Centre of Technical Excellence (Centexs) and I would like to thank the federal government for approving University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) in Sibu as a full-fledged university as well as i-CATS as a university college.
“We will work together with the relevant stakeholders especially on research to explore new methods specifically in technology to transform the economy,” he said.