Sarawak Cuepacs delighted with 2021 Budget

Ahmad (seated centre) with Omar (on his right) and Patra at the press conference.

KUCHING: The Congress of Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) Sarawak has thanked the state government for the recent announcement on special incentives for civil servants.

Sarawak Cuepacs president Ahmad Malie described the winding-up speech of the 2021 Sarawak Budget by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg as comprehensive, inclusive and people-oriented.

“As civil servants, we are very happy with the tabling of the State Budget in which the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) state government approved payment of special incentives for civil servants.

“The state’s civil servants will be getting a one-and-a-half-month basic salary bonus or a minimum of RM2,000 before the end of this year.

“Meanwhile, federal civil servants serving in Sarawak will also get a one-off RM500 bonus and will be paid in the first quarter of next year,” he said at a press conference held at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building here on Friday (Nov 13).

He also noted that this was the second time that federal civil servants serving in Sarawak were given bonuses, which showed that the GPS state government appreciated them.

It is estimated that there are over 110,000 federal civil servants serving in the state, including the police and army.

In another development, Ahmad also thanked Abang Johari for approving the appeal of those who were initially dropped from the list of Sarawakku Sayang Special Aid (BKSS) recipients.

“The government has approved the appeal and the payment would be done this year. So we thank the Chief Minister and the state government for their generosity in taking care of the people’s wellbeing.”

Also present were Sarawak Cuepacs deputy president Omar Bahrein Unin and secretary Patra Ramli.