ARE support letters by elected representatives and councillors necessary to maintain good public relations, or are they a political liability that are open to misuse and abuse?
Lainie Yeoh is grateful she didn’t have to attend the BTN programme.
THE Biro Tata Negara (BTN) saga has taken yet another twist. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has called former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad “bloody racist” for defending the BTN training modules. Most right-thinking members of the public would agree with Nazri that the BTN is ethnic-centric. However, would […]
PENANG, 2 June 2009: The Penang government will reward civil servants, who voluntarily expose corruption, with cash and a chance for promotion, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today. He said the Integrity Award was the first reward of its kind in the country and was open to all government employees. “The government officer who […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Feb 2009: Effective 1 Feb, civil servants can claim a maximum of RM90 a month for parking charges. Public Services director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam said in a circular today that the reimbursement was for those who were entitled to use cars in the course of their work. The reimbursement would be […]
KUANTAN, 29 Jan 2009: Civil servants who join the Volunteer Patrol Scheme (SRS) are allowed to clock-in four hours later the next day. National Unity and National Integration director general (JPNIN) Datuk Azman Amin Hassan said the Public Service Department (JPA) had issued circulars on the matter to government departments and agencies effective 1 Jan. […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Jan 2009: Civil servants contributing to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) but who are now eligible to opt for the Public Service Department’s (PSD) pension scheme have until 31 Jan to notify the department of their preferred option. Any civil servant not notifying the PSD via the option form provided before the […]
PUTRAJAYA, 12 Dec 2008: Civil servants will be able to accumulate their ‘golden handshake’ up to 150 days, an increase of 30 days, beginning next year. Cuepacs president Omar Osman said the circular on the longer golden handshake would be issued soon. He said he was informed about the longer ‘golden handshake’ by the Public […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 11 Dec 2008: Come 1 Jan, annual leave entitlement for new civil servants, with the exception of police, army, maritime enforcement and education officers, will be reduced by five days. Currently, civil servants are entitled to 30 days in annual leave. However, as a legal requirement, all serving civil servants would be given […]