Change the way top civil service appointments are made – Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim

Source: FMT News

Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim - Pic from FMT News

\ Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim – Pic from FMT News

BY MOHD SHERIFF MOHD KASSIM

I agree with those who say that it is unfair to jump to conclusions about the appointment of Madinah Mohamad as the new auditor-general because of her husband’s political links.

She should be given the chance to prove her integrity as a person who the public can trust to carry out this heavy responsibility of auditing the management of public funds by government ministries and agencies and reporting to parliament faithfully and professionally, without fear or favour, as her predecessor Ambrin Buang had done in the auditor-general’s annual reports.

His exposure of the weaknesses in financial management and the abuse of power at the administrative and political levels have made him one of the most respected civil servants. Read more

Importance of civil society organisations — Mohd Sheriff Mohd Kassim

Source: The Malay Mail Online

An opinion piece - file pic

An opinion piece – file pic

BY MOHD SHERIFF MOHD KASSIM

DECEMBER 28 — The role of civil society in bringing about social and political change through peaceful means has been recognised as an important part of the democratic process throughout the world.

However, in Malaysia, this recognition is sadly lacking. On top of it all, there is a concerted effort being made by certain agencies both within and outside the government to defile those civil society organisations that have progressive views especially on matters of race, religion, human rights and constitutional freedoms.

Because their views are different , they have been described as liberal and pro western, with threats of being charged under the Sedition Act. Read more