Monday, 8 October 2012

20 Per Cent Of Petronas Staff Are Sabah, Sarawak Bumiputera

About 20 per cent of the 25,463 employees of Petronas Nasional Berhad (Petronas) currently are Sabah and Sarawak bumiputera, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said efforts were always made by the government to create more opportunities for the Sabah and Sarawak bumiputera, especially the young people, to get better jobs, including important posts in Petronas.

"It is the government's intention to appoint as many as possible the Sabah and Sarawak bumiputera, regardless their religion, to hold important posts not just at Petronas, but also other government agencies.

"It is because of that, opportunities for employment, training in technical field are provided for them," he said in response to a supplementary question by Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (BN-Bintulu) on the chances of the Sabah and Sarawak people to hold important posts in Petronas.

Nor Mohamed, who is Tasek Gelugor Member of Parliament, said the training programmes included 'Peneraju Skil-Jurukimpal' carried out under Yayasan Peneraju, where participants could obtain international certification and job in oil and gas welding with income of almost RM9,000 a month.

The government, he said, had also discussed with Petronas to ensure a large portion of the contract, involving high-technology, to be given to the Sabah and Sarawak bumiputera.