Abang Johari pins the medal on Rosidah.
Abang Johari (centre) with Deputy State Secretary Datu Jaul Samion on his right, Hii (right) and other VIP guests at the ceremony.
SIBU: Local government personnel Rosidah Ahmad regards the ‘Loyal Service’ medal presented to her by Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg as an early birthday gift.
The staff member of Sibu Resident’s and District offices is due for retirement this March 16 – the day when she will turn 60.
Rosidah was among 396 civil servants from 15 government departments and agencies receiving their loyal service awards at a ceremony in a hotel here yesterday.
Not only that, she is also the longest-serving among all recipients – 43 years in the civil service.
“I joined the Rajang Area Security Command (Rascom) in 1974. Although (I was) there for only a short while, I gained so much experience.
In 1980, I joined the Sibu Resident’s and District offices, where I have remained until now,” an elated Rosidah told reporters here, adding that said she was thankful to the government for the recognition of her contribution in the civil service.
Meanwhile Sibu Resident Hii Chang Kee, who led the list of award recipients, said it was expected for all civil servants to be loyal to the government and deliver quality services to the people.
“We must work hard towards realising the state government’s ‘World-Class Civil Service’ vision,” he said.
Hii has served for 26 years, starting as the assistant secretary at Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) and later, as its secretary beginning 2009.
In 2015, he was appointed Sibu Resident, replacing Sim Kok Kee.