Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has reminded civil servants to be loyal to the country, and not to any past leader or political party that have damaged the country’s reputation.
Speaking at a monthly assembly at the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya this morning, Mahathir noted that in the past, some civil servants had pledged their loyalty to certain leaders.
“If the country is being well-governed, then it should receive loyalty from us (civil servants), but when misappropriation occurs, the priority should be (loyalty) to the country, instead of a particular party, leader, or ideology.
“This is what we should remember, so that the country remains peaceful, and we can build it in our best interests,” he said.
He did not mention any names in his remark.