Civil servants barred from attending
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
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