disagree with any government proposals.
"Sometimes we have very enthusiastic officials who say ‘yes sir, I will do it’ even before a minister finishes his sentence," he said. "They should listen carefully and understand what is being said, and if they don’t agree, they can give their views to the ministers. "I don’t think our ministers are so arrogant or stern that they cannot listen to their views."
"What I really don’t like is when decisions are made, the officials don’t want to implement them. We don’t need ‘Sir Humphreys’ like in the sitcom Yes, Minister," Najib said, referring to the 1980s British comedy series about civil servants who frustrate the work of Cabinet ministers.
So, civil servants, can you please voice out your disagreement with minister's decision or moronic ideas? That's what Najib just said.
However, I need to advice you: try it and you get cold-storaged or even being transfered to somewhere near to Tarzan's hideout.
I know of one high ranking civil servant who voiced his disagreement with a solution of a minister. He was removed from that department and put under cold-storage. In fact, he was due for promotion and the said minister wanted his junior to succeed that "CEO Post". Fortunately, this man is a God-fearing man. And with God's blessing, the JPA followed procedures and rules and gave him the promotion letter. Today, this goodman is still suffering from "sexual harrassment".
Try ask your friends who are civil servants and asked them why they are "Yes, Minister". If ever you said NO, you are damned right down to the 18th level in Hell.
Of course there are those Yes, Ministers type. These coterie, they will rise up fast to enjoy the fruits of their "Labour".