Wee (seated centre) with (seated, from left) the federation’s vice presidents Lee Ik Shak, Kuek Eng Mong, executive advisor Michael Teo, vice presidents Ko Wai Neng, Tay Boon Sin, Liew Kui Moon, chief of education and culture section Sim Siang Boon, and other committee members. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions and the State Human Resource Unit (SHRU) are organising a talk on state public sector recruitment especially targeted at those with Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) or other Chinese school graduates.

Datuk Richard Wee.

Its president Datuk Richard Wee said that the talk will be held on Tuesday (Oct 6) from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Auditorium.

He explained that the federation had approached SHRU after receiving general feedback that when government postings were advertised, the response from UEC holders or other Chinese school students was rather poor, with only very few UEC holders applying for government positions.

“If they do not apply, then there is not much of a pool to select from,” he said at a press conference at the Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan and Serian Divisions office here yesterday (Oct 3).

He said that in line with the standard operating procedure (SOP) in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of participants at the talk would be restricted to 200.

According to Wee, the talk will include two speakers — the first being a representative from SHRU who will touch on topics such as how to apply for public sector roles and how to prepare for interviews.

“The other speaker will be a government servant who will be sharing about their experience. We will also have a question and answer session,” he said.

“We encourage students, parents, and teachers from all the various schools to come and attend the talk,” he urged.

He said that if the response towards this talk was positive, they hoped to hold it in Sibu, Miri, and Bintulu as well.

He also informed that the federation had requested for SHRU to provide them with the contact details of UEC holders who had been recruited into the public sector so that they could share about their experiences as well.