Complicated process deters Chinese from joining civil service
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — The complicated process and long waiting period are reasons for the poor response of the Chinese to the civil service.
Federation of Chinese Associations (Huazong) president, Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah said stiff competition among the races also made the Chinese not keen.
"Some had to wait one year to get offer from the Public Service Commission (PSC)," he told reporters after a career exhibition at Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall today.
About 200 Chinese youths attended the briefing session which include the scope of the civil service, posts available and online application.
Pheng urged PSC to shorten the waiting period from one year to six months and set a quota for non-Malays to increase their number in the civil service.
According to PSC, only six per cent of civil servants are Chinese.
Meanwhile, Law Yen Nian, 24, a graduate from National Arts and Heritage Academy (Aswara) said he wanted to join the civil service due to the good pay and facilities provided.
"I also receive full support from family members who are also civil servants, including teachers and diplomatic administrative officers," he added.
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia holder Tan Seok Won, 18, said she wanted to join the civil service as some positions give the opportunity to further studies.
"For example, nurses are sponsored to further studies to upgrade and are given monthly allowance of RM600," she added. — Bernama