KUALA LUMPUR: Government
servants who take part in illegal assemblies can be suspended or lose their jobs, says Cuepacs.
Its president Datuk Omar Osman said the Public Officers General Orders stipulated that civil servants could be liable for misconduct if they were found to have been involved.
“Cuepacs cannot help any civil servant if they are found to have taken part in illegal assemblies or other illegal activities. Once a civil servant has received a show cause letter for alleged misconduct, he has to justify his actions or face disciplinary action,” Omar said at the police administrative and civilian staff assembly at the Police Academy in Cheras yesterday.
He said any civil servant found guilty of misconduct could be demoted, suspended or sacked.
Meanwhile, Bernama reported that the Ex-Policemen's Association wanted both the Foreign and Higher Education ministries to single out those who had heckled and showed disrespect towards Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a meeting with Malaysians in London on Tuesday.
Its information chief Mohd Zainan Yunus said such behaviour had created a bad impression of Malaysia, affecting its image and reputation.
“Their actions, as depicted by two or three individuals, was very disrespectful and rude.
“It was certainly not appropriate and did not show respect to our Prime Minister. If the hecklers are found to be Malaysian students, their sponsorship should be withdrawn and they should be asked to return,” he said after handing over a memorandum demanding an apology from Bersih 3.0 organisers, the Bar Council and Opposition leaders over the rally.
During the event in London, which was attended by some 1,500 people, Najib was briefly interrupted by some spectators who shouted Bersih 3.0 slogans.