Chief Secretary Sidek himself guilty of being “excessive” in taking sides instead of reprimanding Nik Ali for doubly violating civil service code

It was only on Tuesday that the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said that there is no place for little Napoleons in the public service who do not understand the importance of innovation if the Government Transformation Programme is to succeed.

It is regrettable however that when Little Napoleons rear their ugly heads, they are given full defence and support instead of being reprimanded and put in their proper place.

The latest example of support for Little Napoleons instead of smacking them down is the Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan’s defence of the Penang State Development Officer Nik Ali Nik Yunus for the latter’s attack on the Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng. Sidek said Guan Eng’s allegations against Nik Ali was “excessive”.

It is Sidek who is guilty of being “excessive” in taking sides instead of reprimanding Nik Ali for doubly violating the civil service code of being strictly non-partisan, non-political and civil by appearing at an UMNO press conference to attack the Penang Chief Minister as “biadap” (insolent or uncivilized) and “dayus” (coward).

What is most shocking is that no Cabinet Minister appeared outraged and all seemed to have sanctioned the “Little Napoleonic” conduct of Nik Ali.

Is there not a single Cabinet Minister – whether Umno, MCA, Gerakan, MIC or Sabah/Sarawak Barisan Nasional component parties – who dare to speak up against “Little Napoleons” in the public service of the Nik Ali genre just because of UMNO patronage?

The Government Transformation Programme is one of the four pillars of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s national transformation programme to propel Malaysia out of the two-decade middle-income trap to an inclusive, sustainable, high-income advanced nation.

However, if Little Napoleons like Nik Ali are allowed with impunity to show utter contempt for elected representatives and even an elected state government in open disregard of the civil service code to be politically neutral, impartial and civil, then this pillar of Najib’s national transformation programme is being torn to shreds and smithereens, losing all public credibility and legitimacy.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 11:25 am

    I did not expect him to criticize Nik Ali but to support him is just plain dumb. People already said that their biggest problem is Nik Ali don’t know his duties and by supporting him, the CS just prove the problem is not just a few but extend all the way to the top and god knows how far. The CS basically just tarnished THE ENTIRE CIVIL SERVICE himself!!!!

    Do not fall into the trap of painting the entire civil service – that is what UMNO/BN wants. Blame the CS and Nik Ali for tarnishing The Civil Service.

  2. #2 by Fatty Doc on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 11:41 am

    I sympathize with Najib as the 13GE draws nearer each day. I sometimes wonder if the existing cabinet and civil service are actually out there to sabotage Najib’s dream to have a real 1Malaysia. And Najib is rather weak and soft, just like AAB, although many initially thought he was an “iron-fist”! I am seeing Moo-hee-din being the real PM now, rather than Najib. And in fact Rosmah is more prominent than Najib nowadays.

    But probably this if God’s will, that Malaysia is heading towards a no-return for BN; and to give PR a chance to lead this beautiful land after the 13th GE.

  3. #3 by artemisios on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 11:43 am

    A civil servant who literally takes his mega-sized pay check out of the Rakyat’s pockets…

    BUT subconsciously thinks his boss is umno! Wow!

    Yo Nik! The rakyat didn’t pay you to bodek umno. Do your job! Or do you know your role at all?!

  4. #4 by frankyapp on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 11:50 am

    What can common people do while dealing with strong and arrogant top civil servants whose behavours are linked to “flock of the same feathers stays together ” These top guys I think don’t care a darm about the common people except during election time. Hence the common folks must vote smart the next time around to teach these fellows a lesson.

  5. #5 by lkt-56 on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 11:53 am

    No advantage can be gained by making this situation more political especially if we know UMNO is trying to make maximum political capital out of it. Will someone just study the country’s civil service law or civil service code and see if the civil servant concerned can be reprimanded by say a pay-cut, demotion or something else. This will serve as a warning to those who tend to forget their proper role is the serve the government of the day and not political parties!

  6. #6 by tak tahan on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Wonder this bunch of morons(nik ali n little napoleans) understand between civil and uncivilised word?Uncivilised morons like them only will do what they have been doing all this while.I suggest they should further their studies on civil,moral and religion foundation before be given back to serve the nation and people!

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Of cos, CS MHS cannot allow LGE 2 openly chastise SDO NA
    Bcos most senior civil servants r macam itu – ambil buta gaji n perks while shaking legs n appearing busy, OK as long as they bodek UmnoB
    Now drooling 4 d coming bulan puasa – every nite buka puasa di hotel, RM100 or >++ per pax, no worry, officer n family members all taken care of by contractors
    Itu civil service culture mah – cannot allow LGE 2 kacau n chastise

  8. #8 by Cinapek on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 1:42 pm

    Civil servants, after more than half a century of BN rule, are conditioned to take instructions from BN/UMNO only. It is already in their DNA. Instinctively all their actions will be dictated by this conditioning. It does not mean it is right but it explains Nikky’s actions as well as the CS. Whether subconciously or otherwise, they will try to sabotage the PKR ruled states whenever they can.

    It is a blessing in disguise actually. Their petty and underhand tactics betrays their intentions to all right thinking publics who is now more acutely aware where the misplaced loyalties of these civil servants lie. If they think they are sabotaging the PR Govt to help UMNO, they are sadly mistaken. Such actions only serves to alienate the voters even more because the people are the ones who will suffer most from such blind loyalties and this will drive them to PR’s arms.

  9. #9 by Godfather on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 2:06 pm

    You cut off a few heads and the rest will fall in line. Let’s hope GE13 will really be the chance for us to put things right because with this BN government, nothing can be put right.

  10. #10 by k1980 on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 3:34 pm

    What to expect from Sidek, nik ali and the other “civil” servants? Don’t forget that they are umno members!

  11. #11 by k1980 on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 3:37 pm

    Can RM150,000 be cut from Nik ali’s pay so that the cost of the demolished Botanical arches can be reclaimed?

    RM150,000 can be used to give RM100 to 1,500 senior citizens

  12. #12 by Dap man on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 4:24 pm

    The Chief Secretary himself is unable to distinguish between UMNO and government.

    This guy is another UMNO lapdog.

    Is giving out broom sticks by the former Selangor Govt to under performing civil servants “excessive’.


  13. #13 by monsterball on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 5:22 pm

    Najib is powerless in UMNO B….just a figurehead and only get co-operation with power…if he can find ways and means to win 13th GE.
    You can always expect UMNO B toads to defend one another…no matter how clear we can see the sickening racists apply their double standards.
    Najib’s “1Malaysia” will be exposed as nonsense by their own UMNO B hypocrites…as time passes by.
    After 12th GE…you can see UMNO B keep defending and promoting themselves.
    A truthful uncorrupted government need not be so defensive.
    Bottom line is…how many Muslims are racists in Malaysia.
    For the others like MCA…MIC and Gerakan….the total sum are small…and not important.
    You can say….at least 72% Malaysians are against UMNO B now….and the twisters put it that Najib have 72% support.
    UMNO B must be real stupid not to call for snap 13th GE…if they have that huge support.
    But they are not stupid.
    They are low class actors and hypocrites…as they know how corrupted and guilty they are….desperately hanging on to power for better days.
    Najib is shameless to hang on to be UMNO B elected PM and dare not face Malaysians to be elected by the people.
    And he behave almighty and consider himself PM…due to his low IQ…unable to know the differences….but he has been proven so many times…powerless.
    If he felt no shame about his Sibu deal that fell flat into his face….no wonder Samy Vellu feel ten feet tall with his onion face..and just look at Tsu Khoon…real low class shameless puppet .
    The list goes on and on.

  14. #14 by yhsiew on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 6:07 pm

    Sidek and Nik Ali dared behave in such a rude and unruly manner. This is because their minds have long been “poisoned” by UMNO’s BTN courses. A normal civil servant would not behave like that unless he has been brainwashed or “poisoned” by evil political propaganda.

  15. #15 by omeqiu on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Just as YB Karpal Singh suggested, sue this nincompoop and let the Chief Secretary go to court to defend him. At least, the rakyat will understand which is right and which is wrong.

  16. #16 by Loh on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 6:51 pm

    Under normal circumstances, insubordination of civil servants does not have to be made public, when it is only an isolated case. But civil servants, particularly federal officers behave as if they are serving UMNO, and they do get protection from UMNO through the Chief secretary, as in the present case. So there is no hope to get government servant to change the mindset if the matter is settled internally. The wrong doings of the officers have to be exposed. It is the excessive action of the officer concerned that attracted ‘excessive’ response. Indeed unless the matter is publicized, Penang state government would have to deal with napoleons surfacing one after another.

    If the Chief secretary does his job well, he should have prevented ‘excessive’ action undertaken by civil servants. Instead of invoking disciplinary action against the wrong doers, CS Sidek only encouraged civil servants to treat themselves as UMNO members first and last, and civil servant for pay collection only.

  17. #17 by Justitia on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 8:08 pm

    This is incredibly amazing and outrageous. Does the Chief Secretary not understand that the Chief Minister is elected by the people while the civil servants are appointed? Which part of the word “servant” does the CS not understand? They are there to serve UNDER the elected state government of the day. What the CS said just confirms the saying, “The fish stinks (or rots) from the head.” If you have a rotten head of the civil service, it is just a matter of time before the whole civil service is rotten. So, you do not only have “little Napoleons” running around. You now have “little Pharoahs” running around as well. It’s time to throw the bums out in the next GE.

  18. #18 by lopez on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 8:34 pm

    just becos he is cs of the bn regime he can push others around already many people are being pushed and run around in circles, jump into dead end roads , drive off to the side and narrow edge …especially your name is different from them

    sack off this one and let it be a good example to all 1 malaysia gomen can show the people that is serious for change and be prudent in our money
    CS supposed to service the ppl and nation, not the other way around.
    is it becos the job name is called ” servant” …civil category literally for the public..the people
    nik just resign and donate pensions to the marginalised malaysian right here in bolihland , and no need sent overseas or anywhere else.
    change is what GE 13 is all about….stop the delaying games and have guts not to be a slave

  19. #19 by jus legitimum on Thursday, 22 July 2010 - 10:12 pm

    The Mca and Gerakan are just shoes polishers.Gerakan’s KTK and THN have forgotten how KTK was humiliated by Umno idiots on numerous occasions including tearing off and stepping on his picture by unruly and gangsterlike umno members.So why should they not reprimand NA and CS instead of criticising LGS? Do they still got b.lls?

  20. #20 by raven77 on Friday, 23 July 2010 - 12:29 am

    You see..this guy is the very root cause of Little Napoleans…

    In fact he grows all these Little Napoleans in his front lawn and backyard. It is to make certain, they can sabotage the government anytime. In this case of course the opposition govenment. Come on lah PR. Ini sandiwara cukup lah. Just get rid of all these morons or at least cold storage them. We have bigger things like the economy to worry about.

    As for Sidek..he should just get lost. No wonder, Putrajaya is in disarray. Hello Najib, is he holding your balls too. And hello Nades of the Sun who gave this guy so much media space…apa macam sekarang.

    The rakyat need to know. Who rules this country? BN? PR? or..the Little Napoleans????

  21. #21 by HJ Angus on Friday, 23 July 2010 - 4:49 pm

    So what has happened to the SDO?
    I heard MY on TV3 last night complaining the State Exco cannot fire the guy as if he had been fired.
    If so, that guy will be back in Putrajaya as some knd of hero I guess.

  22. #22 by Captain on Saturday, 24 July 2010 - 2:35 pm

    This SDO will be a Datuk in no time and given a secretary general post in a Ministry but the crystal glass says, thi skurang ajar fella will the be sacked by the Pakatan Govt. October 2012.

    We must all educate the civil servants that they and the BN politician are not the same. After 53 years of BN rule, the Civil service has begun to believe that BN is their masters. They are not. The people who pay the civil service their salary are. Lats hit this in their closed minds.

  23. #23 by Loh on Saturday, 24 July 2010 - 7:28 pm

    Captain :

    We must all educate the civil servants that they and the BN politician are not the same. After 53 years of BN rule, the Civil service has begun to believe that BN is their masters. They are not. The people who pay the civil service their salary are. Lats hit this in their closed minds.

    These civil (uncivilized) servants do not depend on the pay received. That is why they do not care about the paymasters. They would even tender for the job, to get the authority to do what they please.

    The senior civil servants behave as though they are parallel to the Ketua Bahagian of UMNO, and they facilitate UMNOputras’ programme in stealing from public cofers.

    Taking over state government is not good enough. UMNO has to be defeated to put a stop to race-based political party from destroying the country. Without UMNO, MIC and MCA will die like unborn baby in the womb.

  24. #24 by lopez on Sunday, 25 July 2010 - 8:07 am

    With so much brain washing, all lies becomes the truth.

    , the pangkat rendah dilemma after so many years in the service made to clock in and out , gazed on their desk and four walls, all 4 days , five days a week some not doing anything but to fill in the impressive organisation chart.
    While the PPK and KP and whatever PPPKKK, KKPPP, full of titles casually doctored reports to the whims and fancies of their humno masters of the BN regimes.
    But what for….hey wait got perks,,,get invited to glamourous dinners and rub shoulders with powerful people,and becomes to be known to be aligned with the regimes agendas…perhaps when pensioned gets a directorship positon in the GLC.
    not bad….

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