Fair distribution of 63,000 new civil service jobs to all races
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw proposes that the Government distribute fairly the 63,000 new civil service jobs to all races. These jobs should not be for special poltical cadres who receive salaries for doing precious little work. Their only duty is to support certain political leaders. But, the people would not accept them as they receive public fund.
On 10.3.2009, the Deputy Prime MInister and Finance Minister Dato' Seri Najib presented the Second Stimulus Economic Package RM 60 bilion; towards the end of last year, he put up RM7 bilion First Package. The packages are to reduce unemployment, lighten people's burden, help the private sector and create capacy for the future.
The allocation to reduce unemployment is RM 2 billion, including the creation of 63,000 civil servants. The racial appointment system is unacceptable. How many civil servants are ideal for the country? Are the 1.2 million civil servants too many? There are increasingly fewer Non-Malay civil servants; over 90% are Malays.
Now, we should eradicate racialism in the civil service. 63,000 new members must be multiracial. The Government must truly form an independent appointment committee that is based on fair criteria including meritocracy.
We shall continue to bring up in the House the true nature of multiracialism in Malaysia. We must have more non-Malays in the civil service.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw