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Sayang Sabah - The voice of Sabahans

Civil servants need ICT skills

Datuk Yahya Hussin
Datuk Yahya Hussin

KOTA KINABALU: With the fast-developing trend of today’s information technology, civil servants are required to undergo Information Corridor Technology (ICT) training.

Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Yahya Hussin, said most of the public administration works are now handled with ICT-based applications including e-Cuti, Seminar Attendance Application, and also Electronig Management System.

“The delivery and submittance of a document can be done easily and efficient through computer networks,” he said in his speech text for the 2015 ICT Seminar at Dewan Serbaguna Wisma Pertanina, here today.

His text was delivered by Sabah Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry, Datuk Musbah Jamli.

He also stressed on the necessity for a well-functioning computer network to share information via e-mail and government applications effectively.

Sabah has its own computer networking system which is handled by Sabahnet Sdn Bhd for the state administration and public services, he added.

Yahya also calls for civil servants to utilize internet access to facilitate their duties, and not for personal use.

According to him, misappropriating the use of internet access will cause high traffic and slows down other users who need to use the internet for official tasks.

“This is clearly against the ethics in public service and wasting office hours,” he stressed.

Also present at the seminar was the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, Datuk Ujang Sulani.

The ICT Seminar is to expose civil servants on the importance of ICT skills especially in using the state Electronic Application System.  –SayangSabah

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