Malaysiakini – Guan Eng wants SDO to explain arches fiasco
What has the Malaysian Civil Service come to, with this once hallowed service having among its ranks the likes of renown officers like the impeccable late Tan Sri Ghazali Shafie, when today one of its senior officer could make a speech at [heavens forbid!] an UMNO press conference condemning the Penang CM, and worse, unbelievably calling the CM ‘biadap’ [disrespectful], one of the worst insults in Malay vocabulary.
In fact, by so doing, that senior public servant has shown himself to be the one who's 'biadap'! As Penangites would say, pehboe boe kar see [parents failed to teach him manners].
Regardless of the fine point that he was a federal officer, Penang state development officer (SDO) Nik Ali Mat Yunos obviously forgot he was a public servant and felt he had the right to lambast a people’s representative, none other than Penang's Chief Minister.
Worse, against the very heart of civil service policy, he made his attack against a people’s representative at a gathering organized by UMNO, a political party.
I suppose a rude, arrogant and politically biased person like him does not understand protocol, civil service etiquette, basic courtesy and the apolitical nature of the Malaysian Civil Service.
Maybe this bloke has been exactly who former PM AAB had in mind when he termed some public servants as ‘Little Napoleons’.
Technically he should be sacked in ignominy but as it’s obvious he’s allied to UMNO, it’s best not to hold your breath.
Another reason for us not to believe in an UMNO-led government being fair and Truly Malaysian!