Meet Shamsiah, the officer from the International, Communications and Planning Division

CCCS Officer Shamsiah

What do you find most satisfying about your work in CCCS?

I have been with CCCS since its early years. When I first joined, awareness about CCCS and the work that we do was quite low. Being part of the Corporate Communications department, we had to come up with creative ways to create awareness and to profile CCCS. It is satisfying to see that over the years, more and more people are aware of CCCS and the work that we do to keep markets competitive.

Being a full-time working mum, integrating work-life is always a common challenge. How does CCCS support you in this aspect?

The flexibility of telecommuting, childcare leave and reasonable workload helped me to have a more work-life balance, not to mention helpful and cooperative colleagues.

What is the most memorable event that you have done in CCCS?

There were many memorable events but one that I felt was one-of-kind was “The Informant” movie event which CCCS organized as part of our Communications plan to create awareness. The movie was about a price-fixing case which was based on a true story and we thought it would be a great way to help people understand what we do. We invited people from various organisations with different backgrounds to watch the movie together with CCCS officers. After the event, the audience had a better understanding of what was price-fixing in the Competition Act.

How would you describe the culture at CCCS?

Teamwork has been one of CCCS’s strength and the organization feels like a close-knitted community where everyone knows each other and help each other out.