We should not be afraid to fire civil servants

Don’t get me wrong. It’s never in the Pakatan Harapan government’s wishlist to reduce the number of civil servants. At the very least, we are not dismissing any civil servant for the sake of reducing their numbers. However, 4 months into administration, I have no reservation in opining that the way forward in reforming how our government works is to make governance work. It’s true that Pakatan Harapan has been voted in as the federal government, as well as the state government in many states. It’s also true that we have changed most of the politicians we did not like, but the failed governance culture is still alive among some of the civil servants. From the 3-month delay in Putrajaya office