Sunday, October 13, 2013

Golden rice bowl?

As reported by Bernama, October 13, 2013: In responding to the 2012 Auditor-General Report, MCA’s Publicity Bureau chairman Datuk Heng Seai Kie claimed that "the civil service is regarded as a 'golden rice bowl' as no matter how bad you perform, you can still hide behind the government and escape any legal action."

Datuk Heng, your statement is NOT TRUE. Public servant is also subjected to many legal and administrative actions, such as:
a    Under Penal Code (criminal breach of trust (sections 405-409B), public servant taking a gratification (sections 161, 162, 163), etc.);
b   Under Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 (for gratification and bribery)(sections 16-28);
c   Under Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulations 1993 (e.g. under Regulation 4(2)(d) conduct himself in such a manner as to bring the public service into disrepute or bring discredit to the public service, (e) lack efficiency or industry, (f) be dishonest or untrustworthy, (g) be irresponsible, and (j) be negligent in performing his duties); and
d    Under Financial Procedure Act 1957 (sections 18-21, relating to surcharge)(with regard to the failure to collect, improper payment, payment not duly vouched, deficiency or destruction, or failure to keep proper accounts or records, or failure to make payment, or delay in making payment).

So, Heng, better watch your “golden words”!!!

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