Chief Secretary to the Govt denies reshuffle of ministry heads

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ismail Bakar has denied that there will be a reshuffle of secretaries-general (KSU) involving several ministries soon.

He said the report released by a news portal on Monday (Dec 16) was untrue and that it was just some people's perception.

"I haven't heard anything official (on the replacement of secretaries-general). These are people’s perception, ” he told reporters briefly after opening the 28th Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) triennial convention here Tuesday (Dec 17).

He was commenting on the news portal report that five secretaries-general were expected to be replaced by year-end, to further strengthen the operations of the ministries.

Asked if the reshuffle was at the request of the respective ministers, Ismail simply replied,"No."

Earlier in his opening speech, Ismail reminded civil servants to remain loyal to the government no matter who is in power.

"We as civil servants, who have been appointed, have pledged that we will obey the government in building a strong and successful nation for the future.

"Integrity must be maintained. We must not question the government's decision. As the implementers, we carry out our tasks with integrity to enable the people to enjoy the best services possible,” he said. - Bernama

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