IT’S rare that people get excited about changes at the helm of a government department or agency. By and large, they have come to accept that the civil service being what it is, the new boss who comes in is going to provide more of the same quality of leadership. Or simply put, it’s business as usual.
Rightly or wrongly, there is a myth embedded in the civil service that it’s a “comfort zone” and that civil servants and their bosses at all levels tend to play safe and won’t rock the boat.
But this myth has been broken with the anti-corruption wave sweeping the country and which has had everyone at all levels talking, right from the King, ministers and VIPs.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is now the talk of the town and the man making all the difference is its chief commissioner, Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, who is making a very strong pitch for the government to declare corruption as the nation’s No. 1 enemy.