27 Feb '17, 11am

Right-Sizing the Malaysian Civil Service?

Right-Sizing the Malaysian Civil Service?

To be fair, (and perhaps at the risk of being classified as “pedantic”), not all civil servants, Malays or others, are as useless and lazy as it is made out to be. In our daily work, we encounter Malay civil servants from heads of department to the lowest clerk. Some are exemplary. The problem is they are the quiet minority, also a shrinking minority. I know because I’ve dealt with them since the 1970s. So also to be fair to Tan Sri Sheriff, his ideas and comments are good and right, but the devil is in the detailed implementation, assuming the “self-separation” plan is accepted at all because no civil servant, since the time of the Mandarin civil servants in ancient China, wants to voluntarily give up his / her iron rice bowl, especially when the iron bowl is handed to them on an iron plate. For the sake of argument, let’s assume, by some miracle, 1000s and 1000s of civil...

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