Melaka to accept UEC holders into civil service, says CM

Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari says accepting UEC holders is part of the PH manifesto. (Facebook pic)

MELAKA: Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders will be accepted for employment in the Melaka civil service as it is part of the Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) manifesto in the 14th general election (GE14), Chief Minister Adly Zahari said today.

He said the UEC, an examination sat by Chinese independent school students, was recognised by the PH government.

“We can accept UEC holders as the resolution has been made in PH and we will do our best to implement it at the state level,” he said after the Melaka state government monthly assembly here today.

In another development, Adly said the state government would hold talks with the relevant parties regarding allegations that the Melaka Gateway marine reclamation project was not in compliance with the resolutions and recommendations of the MACRO-EIA report implemented in 1998.

“We have to take into account the interests of the people and I am sure there is a solution,” he said when asked to comment on the issue of residents in the Portuguese Village and fishermen in the area urging the state government to stop the Melaka Gateway project.

They had claimed it did not comply with regulations and specifications set.

Meanwhile, Adly said the state government had allocated about RM132 million for flood mitigation projects in the state involving the districts of Jasin, Melaka Tengah and Alor Gajah and they would start early next year.