29 Jun '12, 8am

Bad start Mr Chief Secretary - by Lim Teck Ghee (TMI)

— Lim Teck Ghee The Malaysian Insider Jun 29, 2012 JUNE 29 — In his first public interview since assuming the position of Chief Secretary to the Government, Dr Ali Hamsa said all the politically correct and bland things that one expects from someone eager to show Malaysians that he is up to the challenge of a big job. From being a cheer leader attempting to rouse the morale of his troops (according to him, the performance of the civil service has been “excellent”) to sounding patriotic and humble (“We need to continuously raise the bar to be among the best…”; “we can’t treat what we do as a job as what we do must benefit all Malaysians”), the orchestrated and carefully calibrated interview with the New Straits Times was clearly meant to impress and get Malaysians on his side. Unfortunately, it failed to address the two most important failings of the civil service. Lying in...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2012/06/29/bad-start-mr-chief...

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