The Malaysian civil service is a `legend’ in a `democratic’ country: at about 1.4mil it dominates some 10% of the workforce, meaning almost 1 civil servant is serving 10 citizens! But this is not enough, apparently. The government is expanding the `hands’ of the government by organising the National Service trainees -who number half a million now, to do `volunteering’ jobs, but may carry a hidden purpose. Apart from this the Defence Ministry is also trying to recruit para-military forces to number about 150 per Parliament constituency-reportedly almost reaching target except in a handful of constituency. There is a common feature of these development: it help the government to reach out to the voters through its authority. The BN politicians have been unashamed to tell civil servants to support the government of the day-purposey confusing that the government of the day is not the ruling party-especially during elections! If you think part-time paid personnel are not influenced by the `government’ just see how the long house chiefs -who are now paid RM800.00/month, are openly asked by BN politicians to do what are political work for BN campaign eg disallow Opposition campaigners to enter their long houses! Then the RELA -another para-military units which, by its name, started off as a `voluntary’ service -but now authorised to carry arms, allowed to break into homes on excuse to search for illegal migrants etc, all done for a fee! You guess it right that many voters in critical constituencies are recruited as RELA members now. Who do you think will win when a whole long house residents are recruited as RELA members, apart from their chief being given monthly allowance by the government?
Now: why do a government spend so much to extend the people under its employment? If for increasing its political support then the methodology is fundamentally fraud! The party is abusing government machineries and resources to do essentially party work! Similar to how UMNO is abusing the BIRO TataNegara to do UMNO brainwashing to civil servants and Malay undergrads in the whole country!
|Plan Afoot To Set Up NS Volunteer Brigade, Says Najib|
|KUALA LUMPUR — The government will set up the National Service (NS) volunteer brigade throughout the country involving about 500,000 ex-trainees.
Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak said the brigade could be deployed to assist in rescue efforts during calamities or natural disasters such as floods, landslides or fire.
“The brigade will also perform other voluntary activities, including beautifying mosques and schools,” he said when launching the ‘Kami Anak 1Malaysia-NS’ gathering attended by about 15,000 ex-trainees at the Bukit Jalil hockey stadium here last night.
Defence Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, his deputy, Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad, NS Training Department director-general Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil and NS Service Training Council chairman Dr Tiki Lafe were present.
Najib said the brigade would be developed with the help of the NS secretariat set up at the NS Training Department throughout the country.
At the two-day gathering, NS ex-trainees from all over the country will take part in a carnival which had lined up various events such as extreme sport, an education exhibition and a career fair.
To add splendour to the event about 500 ex-trainees from Johor, Kelantan, Perlis, Sarawak and Sabah came on foot from their respective states to attend the gathering.