KOTA KINABALU July 12, 2012: Senator Datuk Paul Kong Sing Chu is perplexed as to why there is a group of civil servants listed under the ‘Lain Lain/Tiada Maklumat’ category.
He was also astonished to note that this group makes up 20 per cent of 1.31 million federal civil servants throughout the country.
The Sabah MCA deputy liaison chief said he had received the information in a written reply to his question on the composition and number of Malaysian civil servants posted in Dewan Rakyat two days ago.
“Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz gave a written answer to my question which pointed out that apart from the number and percentage of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sabah and Sarawak bumiputras and others, there is another group consisting of more than 20 per cent who are described as ‘Lain Lain/Tiada Maklumat.
“The question is, who are the people in this group, are they aliens? Does it mean that our Public Service Department (PSD) cannot even obtain personal information from their employees? Or is it another camouflage to conceal a new group of Malaysians?” Kong questioned.
According to him, the Sabah population as published in the population census 2010, was 2,316,963 which excluded around 900,000 non-Malaysians residing in Sabah.
“Out of the real 2,316,963 Sabahans, there are 659,865 people listed as Bumiputera lain. Who are these bumiputras lain? The same goes to the 20 per cent ‘Lain Lain/Tiada Maklumat’ Malaysians employed by our government in the civil service.
“Who are they if they are not Malays, not Chinese, not Indians, not Sabah and Sarawak bumiputras? This is very weird,” Kong stressed.