Adenan challenged to hire UEC holders for civil service

MIRI: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has been challenged to hire Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders for the state civil service.

Democratic Action Party (DAP) secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said Adenan must come up with a greater plan since announcing Sarawak’s recognition of the UEC.

“Penang government has been fulfilling our promises by advertising in the newspaper, wanting to recruit these UEC students into any vacancy available,” the Penang Chief Minister said during the DAP Miri Chinese New Year Open House on Friday.

“No extra terms and conditions of passing the SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) with credit etc. We are giving a full opportunity to all UEC students to get a job as a civil servant.”

He suggested the Sarawak government follow suit to demonstrate its sincerity.

Nearly 1,000 guests attended the dinner.

Adenan officially announced the state’s recognition of the UEC last year.