Published: Saturday October 6, 2012 MYT 4:40:00 PM
PJ mayor’s transfer postponed after consultation with state secretary, says Ali Hamsa
PETALING JAYA: The decision to put off the transfer of Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman to a later date was made after consultation with Selangor State Secretary Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi, said Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ali Hamsa.
He said Mohamad Roslan's transfer to the Selangor government as the deputy state secretary (development), which was to have been effective last Monday, was a routine exercise involving government officers and should not have been made an issue.
"This is because Mohamad Roslan's transfer was not only due to a vacancy, but also for the purpose of promotion.
"The transfer of federal officers entails either from the state to federal departments or within a state ... this is a normal process," he told reporters after opening the KPJ Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2012 here on Saturday.
Ali was commenting on claims that he had ignored Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and state executive councillors in ordering the transfer of the Petaling Jaya mayor.
It was reported that the Public Service Department (PSD) had agreed to the state secretary's request for Mohamad Roslan's transfer be put on hold for a month until he had completed his duties, including preparing the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council's budget.
On allegations of a civil servant having received bribes from Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) in return for national secrets, Ali said PSD would investigate the matter.
"I will ask PSD and other agencies to see whether the allegations can be substantiated. If they are true, action will be taken against the officer involved," he added. - Bernama