PM, SPA Urged to Ensure Civil Servants Are Free From Politics

SHAH ALAM, 16 Nov: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and the Public Service Commission (SPA) have been urged to take immediate action to ensure that the workers in the Civil Service Department (JPA) are free from political interference.

The request was made by Selayang MP, William Leong following the latest action by JPA when they issued a 24-hour transfer notice to the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) Head, Datuk Zainal Abidin who has been transferred to INTAN (National Institute of Public Administration).

“Not only is this action unprofessional but it also directly restricts public servants from doing their jobs independently, transparently and honestly.”

“This action will not only have negative effects to the State Government and the credibility of the Federal Government, what’s even worse is the effect it would have on people,” he said in his media statement.

Recently, Zainal revealed the approval for the Dolomite Park Avenue project adjacent to the Batu Caves temple which was given on 30th of November 2007 during the Umno-BN administration.

He also released the MPS Full Council meeting minutes which revealed that three MIC council members, Rajakupal Sinnathamby, Jayakumaran Muniandy Govindasamy and Rajandran and A. Kohilan Pillay (now Senator and Deputy Foreign Minister) were among the members of the council that approved the project.

Previously, JPA had made appointments and transfers without first consulting the State Government.

Early last October, JPA announced the transfer of the Petaling Jaya Mayor, Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman, without the knowledge of the State Government.

In addition to that, in 2011 the appointment of Mohd Khusrin Munawi as State Secretary was also made without the consent the Selangor Chief Minister, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

“Therefore, I urge the Prime Minister and the SPA to take immediate action to correct this situation.”

“Should they fail, this will confirm that the Government Transformation Programme was indeed an empty slogan and worse yet it is also an insult to promises made by the Prime Minister himself,” he firmly said.

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