90% of civil servants Bumiputeras, no quota involved, says minister

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.

(FMT) – 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, 987,333 comprised Malays, 73,190 Chinese, 60,084 Sarawak Bumiputeras, 59,978 Sabah Bumiputeras, 47,751 Indians, 2,417 Orang Asli and 8,698 others.

As for the top posts (super scale) above the Grade 56 category, 3,300 are Malays, 386 Chinese, 240 Indians, 74 Sabah Bumiputeras, 53 Sarawak Bumiputeras, three Orang Asli and 42 others.

“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.