Serve the people well, civil servants told

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

CYBERJAYA: There should be no elements of sabotage in any organisation in order to give the best service to the people, said Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Rahmah Mohamed.

“We may subscribe to different political ideologies, but in serving the people, we should not allow ideological, racial or religious differences to be a hindrance,” she said in her speech at the presentation of MQA’s Excellent Service Awards to 27 of its officers here yesterday.

Rahmah said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad often reminded civil servants of their responsibility in carrying out their tasks with full dedication while not losing sight of the nation’s interest.

“The image of the government, ministry and whole agency must always be upheld,” she said, reminding the MQA workforce to never respond to netizens’ criticism by using coarse language, even in defending oneself.

“As public servants, you, ladies and gentlemen, should know your limits in engagement in communication and adhere to the ethics of using social media,” she added.

Rahmah also said that the MQA workforce needed to be more creative and innovative in facing the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. — Bernama