Rangkaian Khidmat Awam Negeri Sarawak
A MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF RAKAN SARAWAK BULLETIN

(People, events, activities and programmes which make for a total quality-managed Sarawak Civil Service)

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  • Kapit Welcomes New Kid On The Block - SK Kapit

    Set cozily amongst the hills of Kapit, some 700 primary school students are going to enjoy attending their new school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Kapit (SK
    Kapit).

  • A Crowd-Puller … The Borneo Cultural Festival Sibu 2004

    This year’s Borneo Cultural Festival is the fourth to be held in Sibu and it has proven to be a crowd-puller, attracting both local and foreign spectators to the Town Square every night throughout the week in July. An estimated 42,000 people attended the festival in 2003. This year’s festival is co-organised by the Sibu Municipal Council and the Resident Office. The festival highlights the best in the cultures and traditions of the Chinese and the various ethnic groups like the Ibans, Melanaus, Bidayuhs, Malays, and the Orang Ulu.

  • Pelbagai Aktiviti Mewarnai Program DUN Bersama Rakyat

    Program DUN Bersama Rakyat yang diadakan di pekarangan Kompleks Dewan Undangan Negeri, Petra Jaya berlangsung dalam suasana yang meriah dan diwarnai dengan pelbagai aktiviti. Program yang dianjurkan buat pertama kali ini adalah bertujuan untuk memberi peluang kepada pelbagai lapisan masyarakat bergaul mesra dengan wakil rakyat mereka di samping menderma untuk mengisi tabung Badan Amal Tenaga Isteri Sarawak (SABATI).


  • The Hockien Garden A Park Adoption Program of MBKS

    We, as citizens of the state, have to make efforts to create a beautiful and healthy city,” stated YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr. George Chan Hong Nam, Deputy Chief Minister cum Minister of Finance & Public Utilities and Minister of Industrial Development Sarawak, during the recent official earth breaking ceremony of the Hockien Garden.


  • Smooth Landing on Ba ’Kelalan ’s Airstrip Soon

    Twin Otter’s pilots will not have to worry about landing on the runway at Ba’ Kelalan’s air field soon. The ongoing repair works of the runway at the airfield has ensured a smooth surface and no more damages on the runway base will be seen.


  • Cheese Made in Limbang

    The next time you shop for groceries in the supermarkets, watch out for cheese made in Limbang, Sarawak. In the future, cheese makers would not only be associated with the West. It is about time the East takes a bite out of the cheese market. The potential of establishing a cheese-processing centre in Asia, particularly in Northern Sarawak, which encompasses the Limbang Division (Limbang and Lawas Districts), is very real.


  • BAU -Diversity

    It is a well-known fact that Sarawak is rich in its biodiversity. The locals have taken it for granted all these decades and the outside world has turned its attention to this part of the globe in the last few couple of years. The fame arrived when the medical world and scientists began searching far and wide for flora and fauna that could be the next answer to cure the plagues of human kind – cancer, diabetes,Alzheimer’s, hypertension and many more.

  • Resident Office & ARB Collaborate to Educate Muslim Community Leaders on Assets Planning

    A one-day seminar to educate the community leaders with more in-depth knowledge on matters related to their responsibilities was held here recently. A joint collaboration between the Kuching branch’s Amanah Raya Berhad (ARB) and Kuching Resident Office, the seminar themed “Perancangan dan Pembahagian Harta Pusaka Orang Islam” or Planning and Distribution of Muslim’s Assets, saw about 130 participants at the function.

  • DBP Promotes Works of Local Writers …

    Apart from promoting the usage of the national language among public, state’s branch Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) also plays a vital role in preserving the literature works produced by local writers. As such, more room is provided to display the works in its building here.


  • State ’s DBP,Lauds Government Effort to Help Enrich Works of Local Writers …

    In line with the government’s effort to promote the usage of the national language, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry, together with the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), a committee aimed at enriching the works of local writers will be formed.


  • Royal Customs Propagates National Integration Through Sports

    Sports Carnival, such as the one held recently by the Royal Customs Department will act as catalyst in cementing ties within the department as well as with those Customs athletes who come from the other states throughout Malaysia. For 3 days beginning 6 th June 2004, contingent of athletes comprising of staff of the Customs Department from throughout Malaysia converged in Kuching to outdo each other and to win as many medals as possible..


  • KPSU -Calling on ‘ Rakan Muda ’ for some Fun & Challenging Activities

    The youth and sports division of the State’s Social Development and Urbanization Ministry (KPSU), is calling on local youth to participate in its various fun and challenging activities lined up for this year.

  • Indeks Rasuah:Malaysia di Tangga Kelima Terbaik Di Asia

    Kerajaan mensasarkan kedudukan Malaysia di dalam indeks rasuah antarabangsa Transparency International dapat diturunkan kepada kedudukan ke-30 pada tahun ini berikutan pelaksanaan Pelan Integriti Nasional (PIN). Timbalan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk M. Kayveas berkata tahun lepas Malaysia menduduki tempat ke-37 daripada 133 negara dan di kalangan negara Asia, Malaysia berada di tempat kelima selepas Singapura, Hong Kong, Jepun dan Taiwan.


  • Kakitangan Awam Perlu Buat Pilihan Tepat

    Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi menasihatkan kakitangan awam agar membuat pilihan yang tepat sebelum memilih opsyen skim pencen atau skim Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) yang ditawarkan kepada mereka. Menurut Perdana Menteri, kakitangan awam yang masih keliru dan belum membuat sebarang keputusan perlu mendapatkan maklumat lengkap mengenai perkara itu terlebih dahulu.


  • LHDN Perkenal Borang Elektronik

    Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) akan memperkenalkan kemudahan memfailkan borang cukai secara elektronik (e-filing) kepada pembayar cukai individu mulai tahun taksiran 2004, tahun depan. Pengenalan kemudahan itu adalah susulan perkhidmatan peringkat pertama yang diperkenalkan kepada syarikat yang memfailkan borang cukai pendapatan syarikat menerusi Borang C bermula pada tahun taksiran 2001.


  • KWSP Tubuh Pusat Pengurusan Panggilan Telefon

    Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP), Mac lalu telah melancarkan Pusat Pengurusan Panggilan Telefon atau Call Management Centre (CMC) di Bangi, Selangor bagi mengendalikan pertanyaan daripada ahlinya dan majikan..


  • Denda RM100 Jika Tak Ambil Dalam Tempoh 3 Bulan

    Mulai awal April lalu, semua pemohon kad pintar, MyKad, dikehendaki mengambil kadnya dalam tempoh tiga bulan dari tarikh pemberitahuan ianya siap bagi mengelak daripada didenda RM100. Menteri Hal Ehwal Dalam Negeri, Datuk Azmi Khalid berkata, keputusan untuk memendekkan tempoh mengambil kad yang sudah siap dari dua tahun kepada tiga bulan dan menaikkan denda daripada RM30 kepada RM100 adalah bagi mengelak berlakunya timbunan MyKad yang tidak dituntut oleh pemohon di Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) dan cawangan-cawangannya di seluruh negara.


  • Biometric System in Work Permit Next Year

    The arrival and departure of foreign workers and illegal immigrants will be easily detected and could be strictly monitored once the biometric system is introduced in work permit beginning next year.


  • KPI to Promote High Performance Culture in Public Sector

    Specific use of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) adopted by Government Linked Companies (GLCs) may soon be used in the public sector once the government works out its effectiveness as a tool to inculcate a high performance culture in the civil service. The Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) will conduct the initial study on the implementation of KPI to ensure its compatibility with the role of the public sector and to come up with realistic and achievable targets based on appropriate and acceptable benchmarks.


  • SOCSO to Introduce Instant Payment Scheme in July

    Registered SOCSO members involved in accidents will be able to receive fast compensation with the introduction of instant payment scheme soon. Under the scheme, workers will receive their claim within three days instead of the current 14 days waiting period. Human Resources Minister, Datuk
    Fong Chan Onn confirmed this after chairing a post cabinet meeting of the ministry in Putrajaya recently.


  • Extra RM150 Million Allocation for Police Force

    The Royal Malaysia Police will get an additional RM150 million allocation for this year to boost its management and improve service. This includes salary increase and adjustment in the allowances for senior and junior police officers and constables. For the long term, the government had approved amendments to the service scheme that would especially benefit the lower rank.


  • Government Hospitals to Introduce Limited Private Practice Next Year

    Specialists in government hospitals can look forward to limited private practice once the government gives the green light beginning next year. This is part of the government’s effort to minimize the brain drain especially among specialists in government hospitals and medical centres. This move was made following the announcement by Health Minister Datuk Dr, Chua Soi Lek who said that each hospital would have a private wing for doctors and supporting involved in this practice. special committee headed by Deputy Minister of Health, Datuk Dr. Abdul Latiff Ahmad is currently in the final stages preparation for a working paper for this purpose.


  • Masa Menunggu Lebih Pendek Bagi Pesakit Luar

    Kementerian Kesihatan akan mengurangkan masa menunggu bagi pesakit yang mendapatkan rawatan pesakit luar di semua hospital kerajaan daripada tiga jam pada masa ini kepada satu setengah jam, kata Menteri Kesihatan Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek. Beliau berkata langkah pembaikan itu merupakan sebahagian daripada usaha kementerian bagi menyediakan perkhidmatan yang lebih baik memandangkan terdapat banyak aduan diterima daripada orang ramai mengenai tempoh menunggu yang terlalu lama semasa mendapatkan .

  • E — Commerce Portal Agribazaar Will Help Players In Agriculture Sector Find Bigger Markets

    Agribazaar, an e-commerce portal that connects food producers, wholesalers, distributors, entrepreneurs, consumers or anyone active in the agriculture sector will be soon be available nationwide.


  • Cuepacs to Study Wage Structure for Civil Service

    A study on the wage structure of the 900,000 civil servants nationwide will provide the required input for the government to draw the next wage structure when it is completed early next year. The study, commissioned to Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) by Cuepacs is crucial to ensure that wages for civil servants are at par with productivity, performance and not merely academic qualifications..


  • Centre of Excellence for Tropical Fisheries Research Fisheries Research Institute Malaysia Sarawak (Marine Fisheries Department Malaysia)

    Fishing was not a favourite sport for me nor was fish rearing (as a pet) until a good friend introduced the Malaysian-bred cichlid species fondly called the “Flower Horn” that has gained much popularity within the country and internationally too. Now, I can say that keeping fishes as pets can be as much fun as having a warm blooded furry animal as a pet (this could be referring to your spouse or partner)..


  • Innovative & Creative Circles (ICC)

    The two-day Sarawak and Sabah Region Innovative and Creative Circle (ICC) Convention, has recorded a total of RM5.1 million in cost savings through the identification and practice of methods that have enhanced output and reduced within their respective organisations. This was based from the project papers that were presented during the event held in Kuching recently.


  • Advisory Panel To Boost The AGRICULTURAL SECTOR (Extracted from BERNAMA)

    Our agricultural sector needs a boost. We need to commercialise our agricultural sector by promoting our nation’s food production using modern farming technologies that will improve productivity, increase yield and reduce our dependence on food imports. With that intent and purpose, the government announced the establishment of the Agricultural Advisory Panel last July. This is a big step towards achieving one of the objectives of the Third National Agricultural Policy (NAP3) - to promote the nation’s food production through a more commercialised agricultural sector.


  • Deaths on the Road Are We Doing Enough to Stop the Carnage?

    Motorcyclists top the list of accident victims! A family wiped out after collision with lorry! Mat Motor dies in terrible racing accident! These are examples of headlines we read in the papers everyday - enough gory stories to satisfy the daily disaster diet of even the most jaded reader. Works Minister Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu once said that apart from Malaysia, “there is no place in the world where accidents and deaths are so high”.


  • Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional Pemangkin Pendidikan Tinggi Negara

    Proses pendemokrasian pendidikan yang memberi peluang sama rata kepada segenap lapisan masyarakat untuk mendapatkan pendidikan terbaik telah menjadi agenda kerajaan sejak mencapai kemerdekaan 47 tahun yang lalu. Ini kerana melalui pendidikan ia mempu menjadi pencorak kepada kejayaan negara pada masa hadapan, baik daripada segi pembangunan ekonomi mahupun dari aspek perpaduan serta keharmonian masyarakat.


  • Bagaimana Menjadi Pemimpin

  • Semai Rasa Prihatin,Cinta Alam Sekitar Bermula Di Sekolah

    Ramai antara kita mungkin bersetuju bahawa sekolah merupakan antara tempat yang paling sesuai untuk menyemai perasaan prihatin serta mencintai
    alam sekitar di kalangan pelajar sekolah. Usaha menyemai perasaan berkenaan berlaku tanpa disedari iaitu melalui nilai-nilai yang terselit dalam pendidikan formal mahupun melalui gerak kerja kokurikulum di sekolah. Misalnya, aktiviti seperti memungut dan menyapu sampah di sekitar kawasan sekolah yang telah menjadi aktiviti rutin.


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