Salang: No bias against rural folk in civil service hiring
JULAU (Sarawak), Sept 22 — Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang today dismissed any assumption of discrimination against rural people in the selection of government employees.
“There is no discrimination. They may have been unsuccessful in their bid because they were less able to show their capabilities,” he told reporters after opening the Public Service Commission’s “Clients’ Day” at the community hall, here.
Salang, who is the MP for Julau, said the candidates could have lacked personal confidence, were shy or less open to a free flow of discussion.
“I think that too often failing candidates’ parents and relatives tend to blame the interviewers and the system rather than look at whether they themselves are to be blamed,” he said.
He advised job seekers to have passion for the job they were applying for rather than just want to secure a job. — Bernama