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Court never ruled Amarjit’s appointment null and void, says Shafie

Shafie Apdal says the Water Department director is a contract officer and the state government will ensure everything is in order.

PKR man ticks off Latheefa for being unprofessional

Party vice-president Chang Lih Kang says public trust in civil servants will be diminished if they make political remarks.

Sabah ‘yes’ to UEC but with conditions

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says certain requirements must be met for entry to public institutions of higher learning and state civil service.

Civil service unions hope for one-month bonus in 2020 Budget

Cuepacs chief Azih Muda says civil servants hope that Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng will have a 'special surprise' for them on Oct. 11.

Growing pensions will ruin Malaysia, says Zaid

Former minister urges Putrajaya to convince the public that it has no choice but to look for an alternative civil service employment scheme.

Contract scheme can help those with business ideas, says NGO

Philip Wong said the proposed scheme would encourage public servants to think of new income streams, while PBB man calls for in-depth study.

Not all civil servants deserve pension, says academic

Pension is critical to survival for some, but a former senior civil servant says it's outdated.

Dump civil service contractual scheme idea, PKR MP tells Putrajaya

Kapar MP Abdullah Sani says pensions are a form of thanks and appreciation for civil servants for their service.

Size of public service ideal, says deputy minister

He says the 1.6 million civil servants also included the education sector, security forces and health manpower, who normally were not taken into account as public servants in other countries.

Cut civil service to spare more funds for development

Already, 80% of the federal budget goes towards operating expenditure, a large chunk of which goes into paying salaries and pensions.

Govt awaiting responses on critical allowance for civil servants

Chief Secretary says there has not been any feedback about whether a proposal paper has been submitted to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Is our civil service really up to the mark?

No member of the public would dare or want to complain against a department or agency they are dealing with unless they have run out of options.

Civil service decline: Between evidence and perception

It is high time we confront issues pointed out by the World Bank and others about the bloated civil service and its performance, and recruitment policies.

Be politically neutral, PM reminds civil servants

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says civil servants in a democratic system where the government changes through elections must not be bound to the ruling party.

Sabotage in the civil service?

Any sabotage against the new government is more likely due to incompetency and corruption than political differences.

RM10.5 mil in Raya bonus for Sabah civil servants

Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says all ranks of government staff will receive the payment in the next few days.

Exercise programme for civil servants great but add diet advice too,...

Two fitness experts and a dietitian say a balanced and nutritious low-calorie diet should complement the exercise sessions to curb obesity among government officers.

USM gets more money from Putrajaya than Penang does, says backbencher

Gooi Hsiao Leung says Penang should be given more federal funds to reflect its true contribution to the economy.

Perak to downsize civil service in phases

But it says the 3,390 civil servants currently serving in the state will not be affected.

Sabah Water boss fails to respond to suit on appointment

Ex-chief minister Yong Teck Lee and another person have sought a declaration that the appointment of Amarjit Singh was null and void.

No plans to lay off present workforce, Putrajaya assures

Deputy Minister Md Farid Md Rafik says the government is looking at ways to 'optimise' unfilled positions in the civil service.

Civil service needs more than desk files, work procedure manuals

Only a lean and mean civil service will be able to cut red tape and the government needs to resolve the problems of overstaffing and duplication of work.

Govt to bring back procedures to address red tape, says Dr...

The prime minister says task flow charts and the like will help civil servants know what to do without going through a complicated bureaucratic process.

Stop pushing STEM and giving false hopes to the young

Pure science graduates are a frustrated lot as they can’t get jobs or research opportunities, so the government should first make available sufficient jobs or career opportunities before promoting STEM.