KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa yesterday pledged to practise openness in his leadership and asserted that his door was always open to everyone. And he also advised his senior officers to do the same.
Ali, who said this during a live talk show hosted by Sayed Munawar Sayed Mustar on RTM1 last night, also tackled questions on his plans to transform the 1.4 million-strong public sector into a more efficient, productive workforce.
In keeping with the theme of Merakyatkan Sektor Perkhidmatan Awam, Ali said transforming the public sector was necessary to change the mindset of public servants and how they worked.
"When you are providing service, you have to know the feelings of the people because we are also a part of them.
"We must be reminded that whatever we do for them is the same as doing it for ourselves as we are getting the same services they get."
Ali also suggested the secretary-generals of ministries and heads of departments to hold quarterly meetings with local authorities nationwide.
Although they are under the various state governments, Ali said it would be good to exchange ideas.