The civil service in Malaysia would take in more non-Malays this year. Out of the 50,700 applicants for government jobs last year only 5% were non-Malays.
To draw more people of non-Malay origin into Government jobs the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman Tan Sri Jamaluddin Ahmad Damanhuri said, “More interview centers would be opened and there will be talks to prepare them for work in the public sector”
The PSC chairman Jamaluddin stated that the staff of the Public Service Commission would match the available jobs with the qualifications of the candidates.
Jamaluddin further added that the lesser number of non-Malay staff in the civil service was due to the fact that many non-Malays were not aware of the jobs that were available and the qualifications required.
Last year, out of more than 1.5 million candidates only 50,756 applicants were successful out of which 2,595 were of Chinese origin and 2,341 were Indians.
The Public Service Department Director-General Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Abdullah encouraged applicants for jobs in government service to use its eSMSM short messaging service to check their applications status, interview dates and results.
Remarking on the importance of encouraging non-Malays he said that it was important to have public servants from different races.
Abu Bakar also wanted government agencies to make more use of the Internet to reduce costs and increase efficiency while issuing documents.