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PAN vows to rectify lopsided employment
Published on: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kudat: Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri Sabah PAN Treasurer Thomas Tsen said the state's employment composition must reflect its racial composition.

"One glaring example is the National Registration Department. If you go to Putrajaya you hardly see Kadazans working there. We have to address the problem," he said.

He said there is also a need for local leaders to seriously look into the employment opportunities for young highly educated Sabahans to work in our state, instead seeking employment in peninsula.

"I am not against national integration but if we continue allow our highly educated and productive young people to find employment elsewhere then it will not do much good to Sabah.

"We want our young people to work here because our population is ageing...if we always lose our young and productive young population , it will not be good for us", he said.

He believed young Sabahans cannot find employment in Sabah, because most of the employees in federal government departments, agencies and GLC, here are from peninsula .

"This is a 54-year issue and should have been addressed since 1974. One of the conditions under the MA63 and IGCR, we have to borneonise all the federal government departments and agencies but nothing has been done", Thomas said.

If Anak Negeri will form the next government, the party will revisit the issue to find jobs for our young, educated and productive people regardless of religious affiliations and races," he said.

He said PAN also wants that the Formula 4-4-2 for employment strictly complied by all government departments and agencies in Sabah.

On the general election, he said where Kudat is concerned the local populace, is inclined to support the opposition.

"Based on our walkabout, I am happy to note the overwhelming response we received from the local people here...the Muslim, Chinese and KDM communities fully understand the political struggle of Parti Kerjasama Anak Negeri and are supportive.

He reminded all party officials, supporters and friends not to be complacent with the positive response they are receiving from the public instead to continue to go to the grassroots and listens to their complaints, desires and plans to pave way for a better tomorrow.

"People here are crying for Change...let's not forget that change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end," Thomas said.

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