MIRI: Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg presented long service medals to 357 civil servants from 14 state and federal government
departments as well as agencies yesterday.
Topping the list of recipients was State Public Service Commission secretary Fathi Hambali, who has served the department for 36 years.
Others recipients were Miri City Council (MCC) secretary Morshidi Frederick (25 years) and Subis District Officer Jamalie Busri (26 years).
In his programme book message, Abang Johari said civil servants play important roles in ensuring the successful implementation of government policies, strategies, as well as initiatives.
“In making sure the success of the Digital Economy, civil servants must always be ready and get used to changes that might take place so that they will not be left behind and they should equip themselves with relevant knowledge in order to become a person who is innovative and creative, as well as with priority on quality, productivity, and high integrity,” he said.
As an agent that connects the people to the government, Abang Johari said civil servants must perform their duties with honesty, trust, and integrity as these are the elements of that make a country successful and prosperous.
“In view of this, I would like to congratulate all of the long service medal recipients for their service and I hope they will achieve success in every field they join,” he added.