PETALING JAYA: About 90% of the 1.2 million civil servants are Bumiputeras and the government does not impose any quota for the intake based on race or ethnicity, minister in the prime minister’s department Abd Latiff Ahmad told the Dewan Rakyat.
He said this in a written reply to Teresa Kok (PH-Seputeh) who had asked for a breakdown of the racial composition of the civil service and if the government has any plan to make it more representative of the “Keluarga Malaysia” concept promoted by Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
Latiff said of the total number, 987,322 comprised Malays, 94,000 Sabah Bumiputeras, 73,190 Chinese, 60,031 Sarawak Bumiputeras, , 47,994 Indians, 2,414 Orang Asli and 8,656 others.
As for the top posts (super scale) above the Grade 56 category, 3,300 are Malays, 388 Chinese, 243 Indians, 74 Sabah Bumiputeras, 53 Sarawak Bumiputeras, three Orang Asli and 42 others.
Those between Grade 1 to Grade 56 comprise 984,022 Malays, 93,926 Sabah Bumiputeras, 72,802 Chinese, 59,978 Sarawak Bumiputeras, 47, 751 Indians, Orang Asli 2,411 and others 8,614.
“All recruitment by the Public Services Commission is based on merit and competency. This is to ensure only the best and quality candidates are chosen as civil servants.
“There is no quota based on race and ethnicity in the intake or promotion of civil servants. All Malaysians are given equal opportunity as it is based on open and fair competition,” he said.