KUALA LUMPUR – Disciplinary actions to the extent of being dismissed will be taken against civil servants found guilty by the court for corruption.
The Director-General of Public Service Department (JPA), Datuk Seri Mohd Shafiq Abdullah said that JPA views corruption and other criminal offences among the civil servants seriously.
“This disciplinary action is in line with the Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulation 1993,” he said in a statement.
Therefore, he reminded all Department Heads at the Ministry / Department / Agency levels to give their full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), and other investigation and enforcement agencies if their officers are involved in crime.
Mohd Shafiq added, the department heads must also prepare control mechanisms to curb corruption and power abuse.
According to him, the mechanisms may include digitalising work processes, revision on public service circulars and others.
“These improvements would ensure all financial management procedures, government projects and procurements are fully observed without compromise,” he said referring to a news report entitled ‘Civil Servant Arrested for Asking RM100,000 in Gratification’.
According to him, any failing from the Department Heads in ensuring compliance could be regarded as negligence and appropriate actions under Regulation 3C P.U. (A) 395/1993 Public Officers (Conduct and Discipline) Regulation 1993. -MalaysiaGazette