Netizens back gov’t in interstate exchange plan in anti-graft drive within customs dept

THE Peninsular Malaysia Customs Officers Union (KPKSM) urged the top management of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) to cancel the interstate exchange order involving some of its officers.

However, the plea by the KPKSM is not sitting well with netizens on the X platform with users giving outright support to the government for the plan.

Meanwhile, KPKSM president Abdul Malik Mohamed Zin said the transfer order made by JKDM director feneral Datuk Anis Rizana Mohd Zainudin was allegedly made without considering the welfare of the officers first.

He added that so far, his party has received as many as 23 complaints from JKDM officers who are not satisfied with being transferred to other states, even though some of them have served for 38 years and some have already wanted to retire.

Elaborating on his claim, the exchange order issued is final and no appeal is allowed as stated in the exchange order letter.

Responding to the statement by the association president, netizens are saying the custom officers need not be afraid of the change.

(Who are you? Customs are under the Finance Ministry. Don’t be scared homie. Reformation is moving up. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim for a better Malaysia.)

Another user says there must be such an exchange at least every five years.

(The enforcers do need to be relocated. When the chief officer is not from the customs background, he can indeed identify where the mistakes are. For those in management, he looks at it from a different perspective, conducting checks and balances. Do you think the customs chief purposely wants to do that?)

(Implement the changes without hesitation and observe the effects. I agree with this matter because it is also beneficial for government personnel in other departments.) – Dec 30, 2023


Main photo credit: Malaysia Gazette

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