Category Archives: Civil Service

Former senior judge: PM should not decide top civil service jobs

 KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The prime minister should only have limited powers over the appointment of major government posts, said former Court of Appeal judge Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof today. “I think this system of the appointments being made … Continue reading

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Why ex-AG Gani didn’t challenge his termination

  KUALA LUMPUR: More than a year after his removal from office, former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail today said he did not challenge his termination because he was bound by the General Orders. “The AG is deemed a civil servant, … Continue reading

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Officer who stole almost RM1mil let off

AUDIT REPORT A government officer responsible for embezzling close to RM1 million from the Accountant-General’s Department of Malaysia (JANM) was let off without any criminal action, the Auditor-General’s Report 2013 states. The third series of the report tabled in Parliament … Continue reading

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55 civil servants found to be involved in graft

PARLIAMENT As of Oct 28, a total of 55 civil servants have been found to be involved in corruption by a special committee set up to investigate misconduct. Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Razali Ibrahim said the number … Continue reading

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Jet-setter to ‘jaguh kampung’

By Mariam Mokhtar In the past, you may have kept quiet because you feared a backlash or thought your effort would not come to much. When many of you wrote to condemn Culture and Tourism Minister Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz, … Continue reading

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‘Scrutinise the Attorney General’s role’

By K Pragalath A regional NGO on a fact-finding mission here claims the Attorney General’s role ‘is not focused’ and ‘the law does not allow for his discretion to be reviewed’. KUALA LUMPUR: A regional NGO has questioned the role … Continue reading

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Can this be the end, BTN?

By J Bellamy COMMENT In response to recent criticism of it, the Biro Tatanegara or BTN (National Civics Bureau) is being forced to modify its use of blunt propaganda and psychological manipulation. According to incredulous participants, a BTN video once … Continue reading

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Diary of a Biro Tatanegara participant

By J Bellamy COMMENT I was once a member of a group of government servants forced to attend a Biro Tatanegara (BTN, or National Civics Bureau) “nationhood” course. This Orwellian department began life as a ‘Youth Research Unit’ in 1974, … Continue reading

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Explain your ‘enormous wealth’, Musa tells Ramli

By Kuek Ser Kuang Keng The feud between two retired top cops – former Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Ramli Yusuff and ex-police chief Musa Hassan – has escalated. Upping the ante today, Musa urged Ramli to explain how he … Continue reading

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Health D-G demoted over ‘khalwat’ case

The nurse involved in the affair will get no salary increment for 12 months. KUALA LUMPUR: Director-General of Health Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman, who was suspended following a “khalwat” (close proximity) case, has been demoted to one grade lower than … Continue reading

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