Kursus Induksi & Biro Tatanegara


Penview Hotel, Kuching


It’s feels so long since I’ve updated my blog.  If you guys have noticed, I was kind of silent, and was not really replying comments for the past few week.  Also didn’t do any blog hopping to any blogs, and for the previous 5 days, I was totally ‘out of reach‘.  I know Amiey was sad when I went for BTN especially… but I had to go… Also didn’t want to say anything on my whereabouts due to security reason, but now I’m back…

Dining Hall at Kem Pueh, Sematan

Anyway, the title says it all.. I was attending my induction course, and also the kenegaraan course (BTN).  Both took a hefty 3 week!

I can’t say much on what was learned during this whole 3 weeks because I was asked to sign this thing called “Surat aku janji” which says I should not reveal any of the government’s secrets.  Owh well, frankly, there isn’t much to say either about the content of the courses.  The induction was like telling me on my job and stuff, while BTN was more towards instilling the need for unity in Malaysia.

Bathing at Kem Pueh, Sematan

I stayed at Penview Inn during the whole induction, and shared a room with my colleague.  Our sessions were like classes in university, where lectures start at 8am, and end at 10pm.  Schedule was pack, and there was little time to play around.  However, I managed to make a few new friends, regardless of age, and that was the real beauty of the whole induction course.

BTN was a really different story.  I was suppose to go to Bukit Saban Resort in Betong for BTN, but some technical problems by BTN Sarawak saw me being pushed to Kem Belia Pueh, Sematan.  I was not happy with this new change, but yahh… Pueh pun Pueh lah

The hostel at Kem Pueh, Sematan

40 of us were asked to go to Pueh, and we were told that we would be combined with another department.  Deep down, I wanted it to be the medical department because the police/military/JPJ/Customs department seem to be rather ‘tougher’ than us educators, and those under the medical belt are sort or like educators 😛  I got my wish  😀

Well, to cut a long story short, the experience mixing with the medical team is priceless.  I admit, I almost cried when my handphone was taken from me, but I didn’t want to fail the BTN course.  I’d rather take 5 days off my SMSing days, then to repeat the whole course.  But, after mixing around with the medical team, the whole course was nothing short of fun.  Pure excessive FUN!!

Washing area after dinner at Kem Pueh, Sematan

The medical guys/girls were so sporting, I felt right at home.  The activities arranged were also very interesting, and I should say, a far cry from the ‘ragging’ and ‘brain-washing’ things I’ve heard before.   In addition to that, I made a whole lot of new friends that the 5 days seemed like such a short while.  The only downside of the whole course is time.   It was too jammed up with activities that I am still really tired despite sleeping almost the whole day.

Selvesten pulling his back to go home

Other than that, the whole course actually reminds me a lot of my Form 5 life, which was amazing!!  Owh.. I self-claimed myself, as hailing from the medical department during the 5 day course too!  We danced, played, joked and made all of things together.  Just a little insight on the BTN activities, em… we had classes/lectures for 4 sessions, and then, it was group discussion all the way.  Had games, and also other stuff which was fun, and well, dicipline was instilled, but not as strict as I expected.

Ready to go home

Now, I’m back in Kuching *CLAP.. CLAP.. CLAP..*.  Feel kind of sad that BTN has ended.  Kind of reluctant to start work again tomorrow (Thursday).  3 weeks without being a teacher.  3 long weeks which seemed so short…. but yeah, now I’m back to work, and life goes on…

One of the many group photos taken before leaving for home

To all that I have met and known during this two courses… “I’m so glad to have known you guys/gals, and I do hope we meet again!

Work starts tomorrow.. *SIGH*….

p/s… the photos are all taken during the last day as they didn’t allow any cameras or phones during the whole BTN course.  Mouse over the photos to know what’s it about.


  1. hooray!!!! you’re back!! 😀
    aik? takkan enjoy sangat until keberatan nak balik?



    [Cyril Dason]
    Hahaha.. taklah sampai macam tu, but it was fun.. always remembered you all the way!>

  2. Welcome back bro!! Pueh must be fun. Was there last year..hehe

    [Cyril Dason]
    You already went for your induction? Wow!! That’s fast!! I’ve been serving for almost 3 years, and I just went… and yah.. It was fun!!

  3. This reminds me of National Service! I was one of the first to have attended. First batch lol! 🙂

    [Cyril Dason]
    Really? You were the first batch?? Duno bout you, but a week I can stand, 3 months.. wuaaahhhh… that’s so long!!

  4. U just took ur induction course? lambat juak aih… Tapi tak best la pulak local je. kenak sik Penang ka, Port Dickson ka, Perak ka… hehehe. ya baruk lah.

    But i bet BTN was fun huh. better outdoor than indoor!

    [Cyril Dason]
    The ministry already no money la.. Last time, I heard they did it in other division, in better hotel. Now, Penview pun jadilah..

  5. hi cyril!
    lama x dgr berita.
    just wanna tell you that i really respect and love the way you blog.
    by the way, tahniah sebab dah btn..
    i belum la.. hoho

    all the best!

    [Cyril Dason]
    Hey Niken!! Yeah, its been a while. I met Zameen (our junior) at BTN the other day. You should not fret if asked to go for BTN, but yalah.. no phone.. kurenk sikit la.. and thank man, for the compliment.

  6. Welcome home bro. I guess i will have to go to BTN soon too. Hahaha…just wait for them to call. Even my wife has not attended it too. He was called last year to go to Betong, but then, her father passed away at that time. So she had to postpone her BTN.

    Too bad no camera or phone were allowed. I am sure, the can be many things to be viewed in Kem Pueh. Anyway, now you have to concentrate on teaching. Semoga semangat patriotik tuh dah membara.

    [Cyril Dason]
    Semangat patriotik?? hehehe.. I can say this la.. at some point, most of us felt we were against the government..hahhaha…. I’ll reserve this thought to myself for now though.. anyway, BTN with no phone was kind of a big deal. Hope you can go soon, also your wife. Better go early, then when your older. You get to enjoy more when your younger. And yah.. a lot of things to capture, just that no camera’s allowed.

  7. hmmm interesting. all this while i thought BTN is just for students.

    and woh… the men all mandi outside izzit?

    [Cyril Dason]
    Kem Pueh has an issue with water pressure, so the guys decided to just go to the source..that’s why. Some can opt to bath inside, but they take longer to finish… and time is vital.. If you are a government servant, BTN is WAJIB!! 😀

  8. after BTN i’m sure there’s exam lagi kan hehehe bah good luck to you bro, rajin-rajin baca buku. 😀

    [Cyril Dason]
    The exam is right after the whole course Greg. I hope to pass it with flying colours.

  9. My dad went to the camp too if I’m not mistaken.. .

    [Cyril Dason]
    Eyh?? If he is a government servant, he might have gone for it. Its compulsory for promotion.

  10. ehh… nono. he went to this one kursus which I have no idea about. All I knw, I can’t contact him for like weeks. Geez.

    [Cyril Dason]
    I have a good feeling it was BTN Hanna..The only course I know which cuts you out from the world when you are already working is BTN.

  11. hello bro. ur BTN place looks so familiar to me…
    now i noe..it’s a camp we went during form 4 for kursus kepimpinan pengawas…

    [Cyril Dason]
    You had your kursus kepimpinan pengawas here? How lucky. Mine was just in school.

  12. I asked him already. He said that u lose to him while playing the musical chair. IF it’s u.. I dunno.

    [Cyril Dason]
    That was your dad?? Wow!! How small is this world?? Yep, I did play musical chair, and lost during the last round. He went for induction, if that was your dad. I don’t remember his name, but I recognize his face 😀

  13. saya induksi dan BTN 14-28.04.2009 nie. bg tips sikit

    [Cyril Dason]
    Tips?? Em, enjoy la induksi dan BTN tu. Induksi kena belajar la, but BTN, general knowledge je… BTN enjoy la. Jangan rasa terkongkong dengan peraturan dia, but kalau biasa duduk asrama tu, biasa jak la..

  14. I heard that btn in Pueh is tougher than at Kem Permai is it true?

    [Cyril Dason]
    I don’t know about that. But.. i from what I could collect, BTN is just fun fun fun.. and I heard if you go to Permai, you get to keep you phones..

  15. Well, I went for btn last year during by kpli training, well we are not allowed to use hp, but some of us smuggle it. the things is pandai2x la hidup and dont bring during the session la

    [Cyril Dason]
    We were warned about the phones, that all of use which wanted to smuggle in one phone, and bring in another to the hostel gave in. Lucky we did heed their advice coz they actually did make a spotcheck at 1am to look for mobile phones. PHEW!!

  16. cyril!! my induksi in in july lar..still hav no idea in which camp..by the way, can we check online on where are we going for induksi and btn??

    You can’t check it online. You have to call the person in-charge. Email me for more details. Sorry for the late reply. Was ‘wireless’ during Gawai…

  17. da pict lg x ms kem ari tue,pict aku ngn vell
    send ke email aku!!!

    Ada… but may I know who you are?? Tak nak la bagi gambar tanpa tau sepa org yang dapat kan??

  18. hello bro,
    Kerani sekolah saya kata, tahun depan kursus induksi hanya akan diadakan sekali setahun. betul ke?

    Hi Christa.. I’m not sure. You have to refer to JPN for that answer.

  19. induction and BTN is apply online now but i cannot find the website to apply for BTN and induction..do u know the web address?it is a very nice thing if u help people^.^


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