PENANG — Penang Gerakan Youth Wing committee member Tang Ching Sern urged Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to produce the relevant files of the staffs & workers of PBAPP, PDC & Penang Hill Development Corporation to show proof that the Penang Pakatan Rakyat government has long ago accepted the Unified Examination Certificate “UEC” as the qualifications for recruitment purposes.
Tang was referring to the statement by Lim who indicated that the state government had long ago recognized “UEC”.
Tang said Lim should produce the relevant recruitment documents from these three major state link companies to show proof that he (Lim) has committed no lies on this issue.
“At the same time this will remind the people of Penang who possess UEC qualification to apply for jobs in these relevant state link companies. And if it is true, it will provide an extra opportunity and avenue for job seekers in Penang,” said Tang in a statement.
Tang who is also the chairman of the Residents Representative Committee for Rifle Range said PBAPP, PDC & Penang Hill Development Corporation are the 3 major state link companies belonging to the state government whose major function and development directions are geared to carry out the policies formulated by the State Government.
If the recruitment of staffs and workers for these three companies do not stipulate “UEC” as one of the qualifications required, then how can Lim claim that UEC has been accepted and recognized by Penang Government?
The state government of Sarawak has recently recognized the Unified Examination Certificate which marked a new milestone for this qualification. We are quite grateful with this latest development as it is a matter of time for the federal government to follow suit.
However, we would not condone the irresponsible conduct of Penang Government who is trying to deceive the people and capitalize on this issue.
Tang said he was surprised by Lim’s latest revelation because if it was true, Lim could have easily gain extra political mileage and don’t wait for the Sarawak state government to make the first move.
Judging from his style of politicking by highlighting whatever credits he could possibly claim and exploit them to the fullest, ironically he didn’t do it, we can only draw a conclusion that these three state link companies of Penang government have never stipulated in their recruitment guidelines that UEC be one of the qualifications for applying jobs in their organizations. That means Lim is lying on this issue.
Tang reminded Lim and Penang PR leaders that they are already the ruling political alliance in Penang and they must possess good sense of responsibility. They should not merely think of exploiting any issues to gain political mileage.