Dr. Hamsa Ali makes a Wrong Start
In bed with Barisan
Another major failing of the civil service is that it has been successfully co-opted by Barisan Nasional (BN) to act as the tool of the ruling party. Far from being a politically neutral actor, the civil service has failed to observe strict administrative impartiality. Especially in developments related to the political life of the country, key bodies such as the Judiciary, the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Police, the Election Commission (EC), and the official media have helped to strengthen BN’s political grip. They have also been instruments used to undermine democratic rights and freedoms of Malaysians.