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Malaysia to allocate RM40mn for training of young civil servants

Malaysia to allocate RM40mn for training of young civil servants

The Malaysian government will also be issuing a set of guidelines on the implementation of the Public Service Advisory System.

Malaysia’s Prime Minister YAB Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced that RM40mn will be allocated for young civil servants to be trained in specific fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and energy transition.

Speaking at the Perdana Public Sector Innovation Awards (AIPSA) 2023 on 7 November (Tuesday), PM Anwar added that the there is a sense of urgency for civil servants' training, citing the nation's heavy reliance on external consultants as a costly burden.

The Prime Minister also suggested the exploration of additional areas such as digital transformation, food technology, cybersecurity, as well as matters related to the military and national borders.

According to a Facebook post by Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam, the Malaysian government will also be issuing a set of guidelines, no later than the first quarter of 2024, for the implementation of the Public Service Advisory System.

Additionally, in a Bernama report shared on the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysa’s official website, the guidelines aim to facilitate the announcement of the new-and-improved salary scheme.

PM Anwar said that the Unity Government is developing clear policies focused towards enhancing the country's economy and promoting the wellbeing of its citizens to uplift and strengthen the current national economic state.


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