27 July 2007

Action taken against civil servants who abused power

The Star

IPOH: Disciplinary action has been taken against 20 civil servants in Perak for abuse of power.

State Secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim, who revealed this, added that action included issuing warnings and cutting salaries.

“One of them is being tried in court as the case involves criminal activity,” he told reporters after launching the state-level Work Quality Upgrade Convention here yesterday.

Of the 21, nine were state officers while 12 were attached with federal departments.

The disciplinary matters had been pending since 2001 and there had been complaints that the state government was not acting promptly against the errant officials.

Dr Abdul Rahman said the disciplinary action against the 20 officers was completed by June 30.

State ACA director Samsiah Abu Bakar commended the state government for its action.

“The cases were pending for years. But when we brought them up, they were settled within months,” she said.

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