KUALA LUMPUR: There have been no reports or cases of civil servants not complying with the new government in implementing its policies.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said there were no obvious cases of civil servants defying the new administration.
Instead, he said, most of them were true and loyal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the country and the government as enshrined in the Public Service Regulations (Conduct and Discipline).
He said, so far, civil servants were neutral in carrying out their duties in accordance with the provisions of the law.
“Monitoring of public servants is an ongoing process carried out to make sure that their services are at the optimum level at all times.
“However, if any civil servant is found to have violated the public servant regulations, they will be subjected to an internal investigation and disciplinary action.
“Any complaints and evidence of such defiance will be forwarded to the Public Service Department (PSD) to be investigated, prior to any action being taken,” he said during the question and answer session at Parliament.
He was replying to a question from Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee (PH-Beluran) who had asked the prime minister to state the extent of civil servants non-compliance with the new government and whether there was such a trend.
To Kiandee’s additional question on whether the recent change in the ministry’s secretary-general had affected civil servants’ perception and caused non-governmental compliance, Liew said it had nothing to do with the change.
“This is because, in any country in the world the government has adopted the policy of ‘government change, civil servants will still remain‘.”
Liew said until June this year, no one in the civil service had been charged for non-compliance to the new administration, although some civil servant were involved in corruption, abuse of power, sexual harassment and spreading fake news using social media.