Sarawak Biodiversity Centre invites highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Position: Office Secretary, N29 - 2 year contract, 1 vacancy

Salary Schedule: N29

Minimum Salary (RM) Maximum Salary (RM)  Yearly Increment (RM) 
 1,493.00 5,672.00  145.00

Terms of appointment:

  • Diploma in Secretariat Science from local polytechnics or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government (Starting basic salary: RM 1,493.00).
  • Diploma in Office Management and Technology from local higher learning institution or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government (Starting basic salary: RM 1,770.95).

Qualification:

  • Candidate must have a Diploma in Secretariat Science from local polytechnics/Diploma in Office Management and Technology from local higher learning institution or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government.
  • At least two (2) years working experience in this field of work.
  • Credit (at least Grade C) in Bahasa Malaysia subject at SPM/SVM/MCE level.
  • Candidate must also have excellent command of the Bahasa Malaysia and English language (spoken and written).

Position: Driver, H11 - 2 year contract, 1 vacancy

Salary Schedule: H11

Minimum Salary (RM) Maximum Salary (RM)  Yearly Increment (RM) 
 1,218.00 2,939.00 80.00

Terms of appointment:

  • The starting salary is according to class of driving license:
    • License class D: RM 1,264.15
    • License class E/E1/E2: RM 1,310.30
    • License class F/H: RM1,356.45
    • License class G/I: RM1,402.60

Qualification:

  • Candidate must have a PT3/PMR/SRP/LCE or equivalent qualification recognized by the Government.
  • With at least class D driving license issued by Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan [except Probationary Driving Licence (P)].
  • No criminal and reckless driving record.
  • At least two (2) years working experience in this field of work.
  • Credit (at least Grade C) in Bahasa Malaysia subject at PT3/PMR/SRP/LCE level.
  • Candidate must also have good command of the Bahasa Malaysia and English language (spoken and written).

Interested applicants are required to complete the Job Application Form SBC/HR/2018/2 which can be downloaded document here (76 KB) . The completed job application form which includes a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a recent passport-sized photograph (non-returnable) and certified true copy of relevant certificates/transcripts should reach the following address on or before 29 June 2018.

Chief Executive Officer
Sarawak Biodiversity Centre
KM20 Jalan Borneo Heights, Semengoh
Locked Bag No. 3032
93990 Kuching, Sarawak
[Tel: 082-610610 Fax: 082-611535]

Application from Government Officers must be submitted through respective Head of Department.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

A total of 26 community representatives under the SBC Traditional Knowledge (TK) Documentation Programme participated in the Biodiversity Day & Traditional Knowledge Seminar 2018 that was held at Imperial Hotel, Kuching on 12-14 May 2018.

This year’s TK Seminar participants come from various villages which comprise of different regions in Sarawak which are the Bidayuh, Bagatan, Berawan, Bisaya, Iban, Kayan, Kedayan, Kelabit, Kenyah, Lun Bawang, Melayu, Melanau, Tanjong, Penan, Sa’ban, Salako, Tagal and Tabun.

They actively participated in both events and very supportive especially towards the TK documentation programme. They were involved in exhibition activities and attended public awareness talks that were lined up during the Biodiversity Day.

As for the two days of TK Seminar, they were exposed to the concept of plant propagation, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), herbal product development and marketing strategies that will help them in the future. Apart from that, field visits to Rampangi Integrated Research Station and SBC’s Plant Plots at Agriculture Research Centre (ARC) to expose the participants on the processes of plant management and fertigation system.

Meeting with MC

The Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) recently received a visit from Genichi Ichikawa, the new Chief Executive in Malaysia, and General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Branch of Mitsubishi Corporation. He was accompanied by Kenji Ohta, the former Chief Executive in Malaysia and GM of Kuala Lumpur Branch. Ohta is also the current Senior Vice President, General Manager, Energy Business Group CEO Office, Mitsubishi Tokyo.

Biodiversity Day in conjunction with the International Day for Biological Diversity 2018
Celebrating 25 years of Action for Biodiversity
Date: 12 May 2018, Saturday, 8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Level 5, Imperial Hotel, Kuching

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot
Chairman, Sarawak Biodiversity Council

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot is the new Chairman of Sarawak Biodiversity Council effectively from 1 March 2018, taking over from previous Chairman and State Secretary, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi Bin Abdul Ghani.

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot has extensive experience in economic affairs, policy analysis, development planning including regional, sectoral, program and project planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. He has vast experiences in corporate and business affairs, business strategy, capacity planning and building. During his previous highly successful career appointment as the CEO of the Regional Corridor Development Authority (RECODA), RECODA had attracted around RM100 billion of FDI and DDI investments.

He has served in various organizations such as:

  • Member of Sarawak Research and Development Council (Mac 2018 – present)
  • Chief Executive Officer of RECODA/SCORE (Sarawak Corridor for Renewable Energy)(Aug 2009 – Dec 2017)
  • Chairman of Sarawak Biodiversity Council (2007 – 2009)
  • State Secretary Sarawak (Jan 2007 – Aug 2009)
  • Deputy State Secretary Sarawak (Administration, Security & Protocol) (July 2006 – Dec 2006)
  • Deputy State Secretary Sarawak (Human Resource) (Aug 2004 – June 2006)
  • Deputy State Secretary Sarawak (Planning & Development) (Aug 2000 – June 2004)
  • Director of State Planning Unit (May 1995 – Aug 2000)
  • Principal Assistant Director of State Planning Unit (1990 – 1994)
  • Project Director [Kalaka – Saribas Integrated Agriculture Development Project (IADP)] under the Ministry of Agriculture (1986 – 1989)
  • Principal Assistant Secretary of State Planning Unit (1983 – 1985)
  • Economist of International Pepper community Jakarta, Indonesia under the Ministry of Primary Industries/ Inter-governmental Commodity Organization (1977 - 1983)
  • Assistant Secretary of State Planning Unit (1973 – 1977)

Past/Present appointments (Federal)

  • Advisory Panel and member of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)
  • Chairman of Complaints Committee Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (February 2015 – February 2018)
  • Member of Complaints Committee of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) (February 2013 – February 2015)
  • Member of MYCC Competition Tribunal (Tribunal Rayuan Persaingan (KPDNKK)) (Since 1st April 2015 - Present)
  • Member of the National Export Council (MITI/MATRADE) (Since December 2014 - Present)
  • Member of Investment Committee (MITI/MIDA) (Since September 2009 - Present)

Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot holds Degrees of Master in Development Economics, Sussex University UK, and a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Western Australia. He also attended Executive Courses at JFK School of Government Harvard University and the University Queensland, Australia

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From left to right, Dr Wu LingYan (front), Prof Pierce Chow (behind), Dr Yeo Tiong Chia, Ms Siti Muhaini bt Haris Fadzillah, Ms Liang Ai Leng, and Dr Ng Lee Tze

The SBC team recently met with Professor Prof Pierce Chow and his team, Dr Wu LingYan and Ms Liang Ai Leng at the National Cancer Centre in Singapore.

A granodiorite outcrop forms the foundation of the lighthouse at Tanjung Sipang, the northern tip of the Santubong Peninsula

The Santubong Peninsula, situated on the mouth of the Sarawak River is dominated by the rainforest-clad slopes of Mount Santubong. The area offers a range of nature-based tours and activities that expose visitors to the mangrove forests, rivers, near shore waters and mudflats. These habitats are home to variety of wildlife which make Santubong, one of the best sites in Sarawak to experience the fascinating wildlife in a natural setting.

The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2004 is repealed and replaced with the Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016 (Gazette date: 30 December 2016) which has come into force effective 28 January 2016.

The new regulations include the process of obtaining Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and provisions of the Benefit Sharing Agreement. The Sarawak Biodiversity Regulations, 2016 can be downloaded here.

The latest Sarawak Biodiversity (Fees) Notification, 2017 can be viewed here.

Here at the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre I am a visiting Fulbright scholar affiliated with the Traditional Knowledge Programme. As a professional botanist, my project in Malaysia for the next five months is to meet and work with botanists, assist with documenting ethnobotanical collections, and to share and exchange ideas about herbarium management and technique. I hope and expect to learn much from my colleagues here, and I also hope to contribute what I can.

Luming, ChenAs a recent graduate from Yale University with a B.S. intensive in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, my main research interests lie in immunology, cancer, and drug discovery.