Stay the course, civil servants told


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants have been urged to remain professional and to stay away from politics even as the country is at a political impasse.

In a statement yesterday, the Prime Minister’s Department reminded civil servants of their responsibility towards the people in carrying out their duties.

“The service that you provide must follow the principles of ‘best delivery’ that is in line with the slogan ‘I who carry out the trust’.

“This is because the people have placed high hopes on the civil service to deliver.

“Managing change is a difficult and challenging task. But, with the leadership of the Chief Secretary to the Government and all 1.6 million civil servants, the responsibilities have to be carried out with complete trust, accountability, efficiency, and without errors and negative perception.

“Civil servants must always be equipped with a good grasp and a suitable communication and interaction method in dealing with whatever changes brought by a new team later. This is to strengthen the administration of the country.

“Civil servants must always have endurance and adaptability in executing their responsibilities, in order to fulfil the expectation of the people, as stakeholders of the government.

“Stay away from politics to uphold the integrity and professionalism of the civil service, and provide the best service to all without siding with any group, ” the statement read.

Malaysia is currently in a political limbo following the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government, when 26 MPs from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and 11 from PKR left the coalition.

This was then followed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad announcing his resignation as prime minister on Monday.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong then appointed Dr Mahathir as interim prime minister, which allows him to continue managing the country.

The King also consented to the dissolution of the Cabinet, which means there are no ministers at the moment.

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