Civil ser­vants barred from at­tend­ing

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PUTRAJAYA: Civil ser­vants have been re­minded to stay away from the ral­lies to­mor­row or face the risk of dis­ci­plinary ac­tion.

The warn­ing was is­sued by Chief Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, who said ac­tion may in­clude a pay cut or ter­mi­na­tion.

Ali said the Pub­lic Ser­vice De­part­ment would not hes­i­tate to act against civil ser­vants if they are seen in pho­to­graphs of the ral­lies.

“Rally lead­ers from the civil ser­vice will be dealt with dif­fer­ently from par­tic­i­pants. Ac­tion will be taken based on pho­to­graphs and com­plaints,” he said af­ter open­ing the Pus­panita fourth an­nual gen­eral meet­ing here yes­ter­day.

On ac­tion that had been taken against civil ser­vants who might have been in­volved in previous Ber­sih ral­lies, Ali said the Pub­lic Ser­vice De­part­ment had is­sued warn­ings to them.

“Gen­er­ally, pub­lic ser­vants know they can­not par­tic­i­pate (in such ral­lies), so I hope they keep away this time.”

In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said on Nov 8 that the Ber­sih 5 rally or­gan­iser had yet to ful­fil all con­di­tions to hold the gath­er­ing.

He said the two no­tices sent by the or­gan­iser failed to ful­fil the con­di­tions stated in the Peace­ful Assem­bly Act 2012. Khalid had warned of ac­tion against Ber­sih and the Red Shirts group if they went ahead with their ral­lies. – Ber­nama

... Am­pang MP Zu­raida Ka­marud­din at the KL Court Com­plex yes­ter­day af­ter fil­ing a suit against Red Shirts leader Datuk Seri Ja­mal Md Yunos over his re­marks that he had been punched by ‘Zu­raida’s boy’.

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