Be creative and innovative, civil servants urged

Jaul (third left), Hamden(second right) look at an agriculture cutter invented by SFD's officers.

MIRI: The Sarawak government has always encouraged its civil servants to be creative and innovative, said State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion.

He said employees who are creative will take the initiatives to seek new ways of doing their jobs through more efficient approaches.

“They’ll bring fresh energy to bear on long-standing problems, and they’ll be more inclined to come up with preventive measures and solutions to keep minor glitches from seeding costly crises.”

Hence, Jaul wanted to see more efforts at creating an innovative and creative culture amongst State civil servants.

“I want to see every State department make efforts to improve our services to the people,” he said.

He pointed out that the people were now looking to the civil service as a beacon of hope for good governance.

Jaul disclosed this at the Sarawak Forest Department (SFD) ‘Innovation Week and Forest Restoration Landscape (FRL) programme’ in Miri on Friday.

Also present were SFD’s director Datuk Hamden Mohamad, his deputy Jack Liam and acting deputy Resident Miri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusuf.