LETTERS: I RECALL that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated in December that he would look into the existence of a “deep state” in the civil service, one that is sabotaging the Pakatan Harapan government.
It is about time he did that.
On April 26 last year, I filed a report with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall on an outdoor gym equipment that was in disrepair.
On May 6, the Landscape and Recreational Development Department said it would remove the broken equipment and a replacement would be installed in October. That was the written assurance I received from an assistant landscape architect.
At the end of October, I sent a reminder as there was no sign of any replacement after the equipment had been removed.
Three subsequent reminders to the department and the mayor did not get any response.
Disappointed, I reported my grievances to the Public Complaints Bureau, which is under the Prime Minister’s Department.
Even after several reminders, I have yet to receive a reply or an acknowledgement.
They turned a deaf ear to my complaint.
Before the 14th General Election, I wrote many letters to City Hall and the bureau, and the staff was always responsive to my complaints and always took action.
It’s a different story under Pakatan Harapan. It seems to me that under the new government, the “deep state” is rearing its ugly head within the civil service.
LIM KAH PIN
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