Anwar: Use right channel to report complaints on ministers

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim urged civil servants wanting to report on abuse related to ministers to use the right channel to do so.

He advised them against using the media to air their grouses, as the matter could be sensationalised.

He said there were mechanisms in place where the complaints could be addressed in a proper manner.

"We have ministerial meetings, there are also post cabinet meetings where they can share their thoughts as well.

"Maybe, if they (civil servants) are concerned about it (complaint) being mentioned (in meetings) might offend them (ministers), they can speak to them (ministers in question) separately," he said at a press conference after chairing a cabinet meeting at the Perdana Putra complex today.

Elaborating, Anwar said the issues highlighted must be addressed.

For instance, he said the Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali has the right to advise him as the prime minister.

"If the orders or rules I announce are suitable, then it is alright.

"If (they are) not, please advise. This is what we call teamwork," he added.

Recently he said that civil servants should not be afraid to report any form of abuse even if it comes to him.

Meanwhile, Anwar said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was proposed to be involved with the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network).

He said it was aimed at empowering its role as the anti-graft agency.

GlobE Network is a platform for information exchange between frontline anti-corruption law enforcement practitioners in all countries across the globe.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Transport Minister Anthony Loke, Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, and Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

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