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Civil Servants Reminded Not To Get Carried Away By Postings On Social Websites


SEREMBAN, Sept 4- Civil servants have been reminded to try and avoid being obsessed with postings on social websites to the point of neglecting their responsibilities at workplace.

Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) president Datuk Omar Osman (photo) said civil servants who were fond of commenting on and discussing postings they read on social websites were not only distracted but such action could also affect their performance.

IMG_8583“Sometimes their time at work is mostly used for discussion on social websites and that results in unhealthy colonization of the mind.


“I would like to advise the 1.4 million civil servants in Malaysia to focus on their work and not to be carried away by issues brought up in Facebook,” he told a news conference after a Government Contract Employee Socso Seminar, here, Tuesday.

He said civil servants had also declared the Aku Janji to fulfil their responsibilities as best they can and need to do so instead of debating on issues on social websites.

Taking the issue of petrol subsidy reduction as an example, Omar said there were civil servants who were angered and tried to influence their friends through social websites.

CuepacsHe said the reduction of petrol subsidy by the government announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Monday was not to burden the people or civil servants.

He said the government surely had a reason for such an action and civil servants need to be more understanding and not be too emotional.

“The government has its reasons and civil servants need not worry because it is done so that subsidies can be fairly distributed to those who deserve it,” he added.