Winning teams at ICQCC Tokyo receive praise from Chief Minister
Tarikh : 18 Oct 2019  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post

Abang Johari (right) being briefed by an officer on the Power4fields portable power supply equipment showcased at the exhibition at the BCCK. — Photo by Chimon Upon

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg praised the four Innovative and Creative Circle (KIK) teams that won four gold awards at the International Convention Quality Control Circle (ICQCC) Tokyo 2019 event.

Forcescap Team from the Miri City Council, The Hummer Team (Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation), Jagu Team (Sri Aman District Council) and Do It-3 Team (Sarawak State Treasury Department) not only brought pride to the Sarawak Civil Service but glory to Malaysia, he said.

He made the remarks when officiating at the Sarawak Civil Service Convention Innovation Award 2019 dinner at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here on Wednesday night.

Forcecap won the gold medal through their project ‘MCC Advertisement Hanger’ to facilitate advertisers in hanging their advertisements properly and systematically on street lamp posts.

The Hummer Team’s ‘Max-Zwaggerr’ wood marking equipment won them the gold while Jugu Team’s ‘Premix Thickness and Temperature Test (PRE-T3)’ innovative tool to check thickness and temperature of premix won the gold for the team.

DO-IT 3 won the gold award for its billing system that could enhance and expedite collection revenue and reduce arrears of revenue for the State Treasury.

The prestigious convention was organised by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) in collaboration with productivity bodies of participating countries which performed the same role as Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).

Held from Sept 21 to 27 at KEIO Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, it was participated by 370 groups from 16 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Sarawak State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion led a group that included the four winning KIK teams from Sarawak.

Abang Johari told guests that he wanted the State Civil Service to continue on driving Sarawak into the digital world.

“The KIK convention is in tandem with government’s effort to transform state economy using digital technology and therefore civil servants must brace for changes to face competitive knowledge-based digital age,” he said, adding that more KIK teams from Sarawak need to compete at the international stage.

This year’s convention gathered almost 1,000 civil servants from 133 teams.

Meanwhile, Lands Tahai Q KIK team of the Limbang Land and Survey Department received cash prize of RM10,000 for winning the Chief Minister’s Innovative Award 2019 through their project named ‘Power4fields – Portable Power Supply’.

Karabau Hybrid-Lands Tahai Q KIK team of Limbang District Office and Limbang Land and Survey Department won the Sarawak Multimedia Authority-sponsored ICC Digital Award 2019 and RM5,000 cash prize for being most creative.

Other winning KIK teams in various categories are Probe of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU), Benak of the State Education Department and Accurate of Mukah Land and Survey Department. They took home cash prize of RM1,000 each.

This time around, Sarawak obtained the highest number of achievements, said Jaul.

He added that he was pleased that the innovative and creative working culture had been practised in the State Civil Service. Therefore, he urged heads of departments to continue to play an important role in fostering a culture that emphasises innovation and quality in service delivery.

The state’s achievements in Japan recently were the results of continuous efforts from the teams and cooperation among the agencies in ensuring that the culture of innovation and quality continue to be cultivated in the Sarawak Civil Service, he said.

Also present at the dinner were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar and State Federal Secretary Mohd Shahabuddin Omar.