Civil servants at an impasse

By Tricia Yeoh

September 2010 STATES OF REFORM
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The tension between federal and state governments is often played out in the civil service. This makes it necessary for Malaysians – and especially civil servants themselves – to contemplate the ideals surrounding civil services in general. To do that seriously, some knowledge about how civil service structures differ from state to state and why they differ is required.Since taking over several state governments, one of the areas the Pakatan Rakyat has had to contend most with is the civil...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.