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Half-month Aidilfitri bonus for Johor civil servants, says state secretary
Azmi said the first payment of RM500 would be made on May 21 and the balance would be paid latest by May 31. — Reuters pic JOHOR BARU, May 15 — The Johor state government has agreed to give a Hari Raya Aidilfitri bonus of half a month’s salary or a minimum of RM1,000 to all state civil servants, said state secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani .In a press statement he said the state government decided on giving the bonus today, out of concern for the civil servants and to help ease their financial burden in celebrating Aidilfitri this year.Azmi said the first payment of RM500 would be made on May 21 and the balance would be paid latest by May 31, adding that 19,602 civil servants, including those in the local authorities and state statutory bodies would receive the benefit. — Bernama [...]
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Johor Sultan has consented to the appointment of a new Menteri Besar and the swearing-in ceremony will be held at 9.30am tomorrow at Istana Bukit Serene – Johor State Secretary
Johor Sultan has consented to the appointment of a new Menteri Besar and the swearing-in ceremony will be held at 9.30 am tomorrow at Istana... [...]
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Gabungan Sabah may contest Sandakan by-election, says party secretary
The seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent Datuk Stephen Wong on March 28. — Bernama pic KOTA KINABALU, April 1 — The coalition of Sabah-based Opposition parties, Gabungan Sabah (GS), is considering fielding a candidate in the impending Sandakan parliamentary by-election.Gabungan Sabah Secretary Edward Dagul said he will be meeting with leaders of other Sabah-based parties to decide.Gabungan Sabah, or United Sabah Alliance, consists of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR), Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah (PPRS) and Parti Kebangsaan Sabah (PKS).Dagul said the coalition must weigh many factors before it commits to participating in the by-election.“It is important to us in Gabungan Sabah to stay true to our principles. Broken election pledges, the recent comings and goings of politicians from party A to party B as well as political parties switching sides after the previous general election have made people wary of politicians and politics in general.“We will seek the views of Sabahans at large and Sandakan folks in particular,” he said.The Election Commission has yet to announce a date for the by-election following the death of Sandakan MP Datuk Stephen Wong last Thursday from a heart attack.Wong, a two-term elected representative who was also Sabah DAP chairman, had won the seat in the 2018 election in a straight fight against Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Lim Ming Hoo with an over 10,000 vote majority.However, Sabah’s political scene has since changed dramatically. Lim’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was among the first to pull out of the BN coalition, leaving the coalition with little to no presence in Sabah.Parties like LDP have yet to announce their plans for the by-election.Other parties, which might throw their hat in the ring, include former BN component party Parti Bersatu Sabah, Umno and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Sabah which is due to be launched in Sabah by the prime minister on April 6. [...]
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Chief Secretary to Government calls on civil servants to serve the people well
Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar reminded the country’s 1.6 million civil servants that they must put the people and nation’s interests as their top priority in fulfilling their duties. — Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 — Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar reminded the country’s 1.6 million civil servants that they must put the people and nation’s interests as their top priority in fulfilling their duties.He said civil servants must also constantly work to improve their services to meet the demands of the people.“Being civil servants, you must serve the people, not serving the political masters. Your salary is paid by the people, by the taxpayers. So you must serve them,” he told Bernama before appearing as a guest on the ‘Suara Harapan’ programme over Bernama Radio today.Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has a number of times mentioned about some civil servants refusing to work with the new Pakatan Harapan government and often raised the issue of sabotage of government policies.Ismail said those who were unable to serve professionally and not showing commitment to their work should leave the jobs.Ismail, who was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Government on August 29, said the process of “cleansing” the civil service of the scourge of corruption and unethical practices would be pursued with fervour including dismissing those caught for committing these offences.As such, he said a work culture in line with the civil service’s slogan ‘Clean, Efficient and Trustworthy’ would be driven home so that it becomes second nature to civil servants.In the 45-minute programme, Ismail said civil servants must be brave enough to state their views if they were faced with a situation where the rules will be flouted.“Don’t accept things blindly. This is what will get them into trouble later, because of directives that are against the rules,” said Ismail. — Bernama [...]
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Ex-chief secretary Abdullah Ayub dead at 92
Abdullah was appointed chief secretary to the government on Jan 1,1979 and retired from the civil service on Jan 3, 1981. — YouTube screencap KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Former Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Tun Abdullah Ayub died at the National Heart Institute (IJN) here early today. He was 92.His death was confirmed by his wife Toh Puan Anna Abdul Ranee when contacted by Bernama."Tun was admitted to IJN last Tuesday (Dec 4) for normal heart issues. However, he suffered a stroke at 5am on Friday (Dec 7)."After undergoing treatment, he passed away at 1.33 am today," she said.She said the the funeral prayers will be held at the Saidina Umar Al-Khattab Mosque, Bukit Damansara here after the  Zohor (midday) prayers before his remains are laid to rest at the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery.Born on Jan 3, 1926 in Pasir Panjang Laut, Sitiawan, Perak, Abdullah was appointed KSN on Jan 1,1979  and retired from the civil service on Jan 3, 1981. — Bernama [...]
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Report: Chief Secretary Ali to retire on Aug 29
An anonymous source from the Prime Minister’s Office said Tan Sri Ali Hamsa’s contract would not be renewed. — Picture by Zuraneeza Zulkifli PETALING JAYA, Aug 17 — Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Ali Hamsa will retire on August 29.Local daily The Star quoted an anonymous source from the Prime Minister’s Office as saying the 63-year-old’s contract would not be renewed as he had already extended his original tenure under the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) administration.“End of this month is when his contract ends.“It was the previous administration that extended his contract,” said the source.Despite suggestions from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to retain Ali in office, a source in the chief secretary’s office reportedly confirmed that Ali’s contract would end on August 29.Following Ali’s retirement, a source in the PMO also reportedly confirmed that the Prime Minister was “aware” of a letter from a group of administrative and diplomatic officers (PTD) who alleged abuse of power among several high ranking government officials in promoting their “friends and cronies”.The officers described the promotion exercises as “extraordinary” and suggested that an investigative committee be set up and probe the alleged abuse of power by these high-ranking officials.It was also made to understand by several senior government officials that the post of chief secretary is usually filled among mong senior secretaries-general or director-general of the Public Service Department (PSD).The English news daily was also told by a senior ranking officer that at least five secretaries-general will be retiring at the end of this year and next year, while at least two ministries have yet to get their secretary-general.“Several secretaries-general are serving their last few months and a few are relatively young.“We need someone who has enough experience to be appointed the chief secretary,” the officer was quoted saying. [...]
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Bouncer to hang for murder of Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong
Mohamad Fitri Pauzi was sent to the gallows by the High Court in Miri today after he was found guilty of murdering Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong in June 2016. ― Picture taken from Bill Kayong's Facebook page MIRI, Aug 10 — A 30-year-old bouncer Mohamad Fitri Pauzi was sent to the gallows by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of murdering Miri PKR secretary Bill Kayong in June 2016.Judge Ravinthran N. Paramaguru when delivering the verdict today said his decision was based on the circumstantial and physical evidences tendered by the prosecution that clearly proved the accused had committed the offence at the traffic light intersection near E-Mart supermarket in Kuala Baram bypass at 8.20am on June 21 last year.“I hereby find the accused guilty of the charge of murder,” he said in a packed court room filled by the deceased relatives and friends.Ravinthran said the prosecution had proven that the accused had the intention to commit the offence by testing the shot gun used in the murder in a secluded area, as it showed that the accused had made elaborate preparation to commit the act.He said the court could not accept the accused’s argument that the weapon was used for hunting purposes as the accused can go straight to hunting areas without testing the weapon in a secluded area first.Fitri, who was wearing black hooded sweater, appeared calm when the court interpreter explained to him in Malay the court decision.Deputy public prosecutor Nur Nisla Latiif appeared for the prosecution, while Fitri was represented by counsel Ranbir Singh and counsel Majen Panyong did a watching brief for the family of Bill, whose Muslim name was Mohd Hasbie Abdullah.A total with 28 prosecution witnesses were called during the trial while Fitri was the sole defence witness.Fitri was charged under section 302 of the Penal Code which provides for the mandatory death sentence upon conviction. — Bernama [...]
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Secretary Pompeo Greeted by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on August 3, 2018. More information is available at https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/08/284878.htm. [...]
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Perak FA drops Ahmad Shahrul as honorary secretary
Perak FA (Pafa) president Hasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim (seated, centre) speaks during a press conference at the Pafa headquarters in Ipoh July 25, 2018. — Picture by Marcus Pheong IPOH, July 25 — Perak FA (Pafa) have replaced Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Sofian as its honorary secretary with Abdul Aziz Yeop Jamaludin, who is also its vice-president.The changes effective July 23 were announced by new Pafa president Hasnul Zulkarnain Abdul Munaim today.He said his position authorised him to implement changes to the executive committee that included the said post.Hasnul said the appointment was also agreed by the executive committee.“Ahmad Shahrul will remain as the manager of Pafa. We did not terminate his contract as claimed in a viral social media message.“The honorary secretary post is not a contractual job; it is through appointment. We hope Ahmad Shahrul will focus on managing the team until the end of the season,” he said.Hasnul said the decision was made to allow Ahmad Shahrul focus completely on the team for the remaining Super League matches and the upcoming Malaysian Cup.Rumours that Ahmad Shahrul, who is also the former captain of Perak FA from 2000 to 2008, was sacked drew intense criticism on social media, including claims of political interference as well as questions over the choice of Abdul Aziz.Hasnul rejected both claims as well as rumours of a shakeup among coaching and technical staff next season.“There is no decision on the matter and I want to make it clear that we at the executive committee will look after the welfare of the team and its administration.“We will not be involved in the coaching and management of the players. We leave it to the coach and the manager of the team to handle it,” he said.   [...]
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U.S. reaches deal with China's phone maker ZTE — Commerce Secretary
(June 7): U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that Washington has reached a deal with ZTE Corp that would reverse a ban on... [...]
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