Sin Chew Jit Poh
KUALA LUMPUR: The "get-rich-quick" schemes are causing a negative impact on the civil service as more than 50,000 government employees are believed to be actively involved in promoting the dubious deal.
What was most worrying was that many senior officers and heads of departments were encouraging their subordinates to participate in such schemes which promised quick and multiple returns for a small investment.
Cuepacs secretary-general Ahmad Shah Mohd Zin told Bernama Friday (30 Jan) that the congress was very concerned with the development as it eroded the people's confidence in the service.
He said that the problem was so serious that the Public Services Department (PSD) issued a special circular banning civil servants from joining such schemes.
The Circular 2/2009, signed by PSD Director-General Tan Sri Ismail Adam, and took effect on 13 Jan, bans all categories of civil servants from promoting, participating or investing in such schemes. (Bernama)