Cuepacs calls for government to give former PLKN coaches a second chance

22 Oct 2023 05:43pm

SHAH ALAM - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has asked the government to give priority and a second chance to former National Service Training Programme (PLKN) coaches for recruitment into the programme's coaching team.

Its president Datuk Dr Adnan Mat said that the experience and skills of former coaches who had been involved in PLKN since 2004 can help the programme be implemented more effectively.

He said the government can save money by retraining coaches, as their previous experience can be used with the latest module templates.

"These former coaches also still have the passion to continue guiding and have proven to have no problem being on duty regardless of time.

"Besides that, many do not have a permanent job, and some are still unemployed after it was dissolved in 2018," he said in a statement today.

Adnan added that the Congress welcomed the government's decision to reimplement PLKN 3.0 and believed that a more focused approach can produce youths with great values.

He added that it is in line with the emphasis on good governance as emphasised by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

He said that hiring former coaches can help alleviate their financial problems, as there are some of them who are unable to pay off loans made while in service previously.

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"Therefore, Cuepacs hopes that the government can truly consider the proposal presented.

"It is to ensure that PLKN 3.0 is implemented successfully as well as helping to resolve the problems faced by former coaches," Adnan said.