Petronas told to give jobs to Sarawakians first

How the whole thing started.

Dateline 2016-08-04, FMT:

The Suarah Petroleum Group (SPG), a Sarawakian non-profit organisation, wants Petronas to prioritise Sarawakians in filling vacancies in the oil company’s operations in the state.

According to a Borneo Post Online report, SPG president Hamin Yusuf said the retrenchment of 13 experienced Sarawakian staff in an upstream restructuring exercise, reflected a ‘quick fix’ mentality of Petronas’ management, as they could have been re-skilled.

“Petronas’ policy towards the state seems to reflect a lack of sensitivity and reality to the local job market and employment of locals.

“As recently as two months ago, 85 positions in Malaysia Liquid Natural Gas in Bintulu were filled mostly by Peninsular Malaysians under the pretext of ‘redeployment’”.

Hamin said these positions were mostly entry-level positions or junior managerial positions which could have easily been filled by jobless Sarawakian graduates.


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