18 Jul '12, 4am

Whose decision was it anyway?: KJ John Malaysiakini Jul 17, 2012 I am a proud former Administrative and Diplomat...

KJ John Malaysiakini Jul 17, 2012 I am a proud former Administrative and Diplomatic Service (PTD) officer. I thoroughly enjoyed my service as a PTD officer when in the public services. In our day we were taught to assume the role and responsibility of policy advisers to the minister to whom we were fully accountable to. Therefore, during our time, when the minister, for example, said, “Jump,” we would not just ask, “how high?” but instead ask “why not run, or walk, or skip?” I get the feeling, from today’s kind and quality of decisions being made, that most officers only proffer the minister three options on simply how to jump, instead of alternative policy options which include “the walking and skipping or running”. Therefore, today’s options are what I call “project-management options but not policy consideration options”. Any such policy option would also stipulate the ...

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