PUTRAJAYA, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- The focus on cleaning up the public sector is to ensure that civil servants observe the principles of integrity and good governance, and are free from corrupt practices, said Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar.
"It will be able to drive every civil servant who is the backbone and prime mover of the government, towards stabilising an effective delivery system," he said at an "Up and Close KSN with Media" meeting here today.
He said that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had emphasised that the clean-up was necessary so that the public sector could deliver the assigned tasks and ensure that wrongdoing and corruption could be overcome in the best way possible.
"When there is a change in the government, civil servants need to make adjustments in the way they carry out their jobs. Of course, the new government has a particular emphasis that requires civil servants to have more focus," he said.
Ismail was appointed to his current position on Aug 29. He replaced Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa after his contract of service ended.....