Latif during his welcoming speech for the Sarawak MPC third annual E-Productivity Day and State-level Civil Service Innovation Month. Also seen is Sabariah (top right).

By Aina Azizah Yeo & Voon Yih Boon

KUCHING: Sarawak Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has launched their third annual E-Productivity Day and State-level Civil Service Innovation Month virtually on Monday (Oct 12) via Webinar.

Themed ‘Innovation for Service Delivery Excellence’, the state public service innovation month is one of the initiatives and efforts of the state, federal and agency governments including private sectors to disseminate the concept of excellence and innovation in service delivery in all sectors in Sarawak.

Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation) Datuk Dr Sabariah Putit graced the launching of the programme.

MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman said the celebration of the E-Productivity Day this year was held for the first time in accordance with the new work norms.

“The programme aims to promote a productivity work culture while exposing civil servants and the younger generation in Sarawak to daily life productivity and innovation — directly or indirectly.

“In order to make Malaysia a developed country, emphasis should be given, especially to the initiative of digitalisation and data usage in an integrated manner,” he said during his speech at the launching ceremony of the event via Webinar on Monday (Oct 12)

Moreover, Latif revealed that since the establishment of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18, MPC embarked on a number of virtual initiatives, and also provided services via Business Virtual Advisory Clinic, Business Virtual Coaching, Business Virtual Coordination and Business Virtual Training, that engage with all kinds of business sectors and industry players.

“It is an initiative that is part of our efforts where we encouraged the usage of technology, digital, and also to find new talents — including giving exposure on E-Digital operations and smartphone applications to increase productivity,” he said.