Civil Servants Will Not Be Allowed To Hold Any Posts In Political Parties

This is to ensure that civil servants will not be involved or influenced by political party sentiments.

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The director-general of the Public Service Department, Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman, has said that Civil servants will not be permitted to hold any position in any political party

In a report by Bernama, Khairul said that this was in line with the government’s policy that civil servants should not be involved or influenced by political party sentiments in carrying out their responsibilities to the people.

Meanwhile, civil servants can still be involved in political parties, but are banned from holding any positions to ensure neutrality

However, Khairul said that the details were still being worked out before a notice on it is issued.

"The decision has been made, we are preparing a circular to ensure it is complied, at the same time there are still some things to be looked at," he said, as quoted by Bernama.

Director-general of the Public Service Department Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman (left).

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The director-general has also cautioned civil servants not to create or spread any false statements about the government, with warning of stern actions to be carried out on those who did

Khairul added that in the past three months, the department had taken disciplinary action against three civil servants for circulating untrue information.

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Previously, the Kelantan government declared that all male civil servants in the state are required to wear songkok to work every Thursday:

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