Friday June 22, 2012
New chief-sec vows to engage various stakeholders
KUALA LUMPUR: Incoming Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa has pledged to engage with various stakeholders, including the media, for their views on further improving the civil service and its delivery mechanism.
He said he would be meeting civil servants from all levels to remind them on the important role they play to ensure that the Government's policies and programmes were successfully implemented.
“I want to hear their problems and grouses and look at ways on how the issues can be resolved. And yes, I will be media-friendly,” he said yesterday after receiving his appointment letter from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Dr Ali, 57, is the director-general of the Public-Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) in the Prime Minister's Department.
His appointment as the country's top civil servant takes effect on Sunday.
He replaces Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan who had served the civil service for 38 years.
Dr Ali joined the civil service in 1981 as an assistant director at the International Trade and Industry Ministry after graduating from Universiti Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics and became UKAS director-general when the unit was set up in 2009.