Ali Hamsa, tuan akan dikenang walaupun nanti sudah tiada di dunia ini…
|8:26PM Jun 25, 2012
Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim today slammed the newly-minted government Chief Secretary to the government Ali Hamsa after he reportedly uttered anti-opposition statements.
Ali’s statement was “in violation of the Federal Constitution, which says that civil servants should perform their duty without influence from any party”, Khalid said in a statement today.
In an interview published in the New Straits Times yesterday, Ali was asked to comment on the observation that some civil servants fell sway to the federal opposition’s promises, to which he reportedly replied:
“They should know better. Don’t be taken in by empty promises. As civil servants we must be loyal to the King and serve the government of the day.
“It is important that we know our role as civil servants and carry out our responsibilities well.”
‘Ali should be professional and non-partisan’
Khalid said that as the head of 1.4 million civil servants, Ali should be professional an non-partisan.
“If we were to take his stance, does it mean that civil servants can’t cooperate with state governments that do not share the political views of the federal government?
“Then there would be chaos in government administration and it is the rakyat who would lose,” he added.
Khalid advised Ali, who assumed office today, to be more careful in the future, “lest his statements be misconstrued as a sign of gratitude to the BN for his appointment as chief secretary.”