Jawatan Kosong MD Pendang - The name Pendang came from ‘Pendiat' which means a ditch or a hole, dug specially for the capture and domestication of elephants. The tamed elephants will then be washed at the historic well, close to the district police HQ. Local legend maintains that this well has never been dry even during droughts. The calf is reared in a village called Kubang Anak Gajah and dead elephants will be buried in a place called Kg. Gajah Mati.
During those times, Pendang is the biggest and most famous of elephant breeding pen in the state of Kedah (on par with Mukim Naga, Kubang Pasu). Elephants were the main transportation during those times and were used to deliver tithe (golden flowers) to the kingdom of Siam (now Thailand). Pendang officially became a district of Kedah on February 1st, 1975 and it's bordered by Kota Setar to the north, Yan to the west and Padang Terap and Sik to the east, and Kuala Muda to the south. Pendang is about 62929 Hectare or 629.29 km2 and is divided into 8 subdivisions which are sub-districts Tobiar, Padang Pusing, Guar Kepayang, Padang Peliang, Rambai, Bukit Raya, Padang Kerbau and Air Puteh.
27639 hectare of land in Pendang is used for natural rubber plantations while 18462 are used for paddy fields. Among some of Pendang's developing agricultural products are Rambutans, durian, jackfruits, mangoes, dokongs, grapefruit and mangosteen. Business in Pendang is divided into two categories, formal (groceries and services) and informal (stalls and hawkers). Business activity in Pendang is focused in areas such as Pekan Pendang, Tanah Merah, Tokai, Kubur Panjang, Bukit Jenun, Kilang Kechik, Kokbah dan Kampung Baru.
Pendang has no special industrial zone. The industrial sector is scattered throughout the district and is mainly based on paddy and natural rubber processing. 68% of factories in Pendang are owned by ethnic Chinese (all industries) while 26% are owned by Malays (mainly food processing industries). The rest are owned sporadically by different races.
Pendang has 32 national schools, 3 national Chinese schools, a national Tamil school, 2 religious high school, and 9 high schools. Overall, there are 13 994 primary school students with 740 teachers and 240 classes.
Poverty development program (PPRT), introduced in 1989, and is given priority by Pendang district. This program aims to reduce poverty to a manageable level. All in all, Pendang is an unexplored district, rich with resources and opportunities for future development.
Qualified Malaysian citizens (priority is given to residents of the state of Kedah Darul Aman) and aged 18 years and above are invited to fill regular positions in Majlis Daerah Pendang sad follows:
- Pembantu Penilaian W17
- Pembantu Penguatkuasa N17
- Pembantu Tadbir (Kewangan) W17
- Pembantu Kesihatan Awam U17
- Pembantu Pertanian G17
- Juruteknik J17
- Juruteknik Komputer FT17
- Juruteknik Perancang Bandar dan Desa J17
- Penolong Pegawai Penguatkuasa N27
How to Apply
i) The application form can be found at The Counter, Pendang District Council Office during office hours or by sending an envelope size 10 cm x 23 cm self-addressed and stamped 60 cents to pay RM 2.00 for a money order form in the name of the President, the Council Pendang district from October 14, 2012: or Log Pendang District Council www.mdpendang.gov.my portal to download the advertisement and post form. (Application form downloaded through the portal must be accompanied by money order worth RM2.00).
ii) The completed application form must be submitted to the following address: -
Majlis Daerah Pendang,
Aras 3, Wisma Seri Pendang,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Further information and how to apply, please follow :
Application form :
Jawatan Kosong MD Pendang closing date 08 November 2012