41% of Malaysia's civil servants suspected to be involved in corruption

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Subject: 418,200 or 41% of Malaysia's civil servants suspected to be involved in corruption

Whoa...so many Malaysia civil servants suspected of corruption...

But having said that I chanced upon a visit to a low ranking Malaysian
civil servant in Malaysia and found he and his family actually lived in
a big bungalow house furnished with fancy gold lined furniture plus many
high tech household amenities.

I was shocked at I saw! He lived more like a "Malay sultan" than a lowly
Malay civil servant ! How does a Malay civil with less than Rm2000 a
month salary afford all that as well as raise so many children !

In contrast, I am very much comforted that our Singapore lowly paid
civil servant are made of much humbler stuff and kept straight and
honest by the system itself.

Greed has no boundary and if not kept in check, it will destroy the soul.
Seriously speaking internal actions cultivate a perception that the
Govt is seeking to protect them.... and even then the possibly with
the protection of the higher-ups or some connecte persons and
compnaies are even higher. It happens even first world or developed
countries too.
418,200 or 41% of Malaysia's civil servants suspected to be involved in

It is shocking that it has been revealed that 41% of public servants
(normally referred to as government servants by governments seeking to
create a mindset that they should be supporters for...and vote for only
the UMNO-led BN. The correct term is 'public servants' and they are
meant to serve the Malaysian public - their loyalty is first to
Malaysians - not the government of the day).

41% - this was revealed by their own union, and the question is why the
lack of actions against these public servants. Maybe, the law need to be
amended to add 'special punishments' for civil servants, i.e.
termination, and maybe even loss of other benefits, including pension
for the more serious offenses.

There must also be publicity as to the nature of these offences - and
the punishments meted out. This will help educate the public - and will
certainly be a deterrent.

TEMERLOH: Cuepacs is alleging that 418,200 or 41% of the 1.2 million
civil servants were suspected to be involved in corruption last year.

Its president Omar Osman said this was worrying and needed to be tackled

“To combat the scourge, Cuepacs will work closely with the Malaysian
Anti-Corruption Commission,” Omar told reporters after opening the
triennial general meeting of one of the affiliates of the umbrella union
here yesterday.

Omar said besides corruption, Cuepacs would also not protect civil
servants with disciplinary problems. For example, playing truant or
forging medical certificates.

“There have been cases where a one-day medical leave was doctored to
read as 11 days,” said Omar. - Star, 3/6/2010, 41% of civil servants
involved in corruption
Should the actions taken against these corrupt civil servants be
internal...and hidden from the public? Or should they be charged in
court, and accorded a fair and open trial? I believe that they should be
charged and tried. Internal actions always gives the perception that the
government is seeking to protect some - possibly the 'higher-ups' or
some connected persons/companies.

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