Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa speaking at the Prime Minister's Department's Excellence Service Awards presentation ceremony. Bernama Photo

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa has reminded 1.6 million civil servants in the country to exercise their rights as voters responsibly.

He said civil servants should make their choices based on facts and refrain from allowing emotion to cloud their judgement.

"We cannot run away from the fact that we are facing the (14th) general election on May 9.

"One needs to make the right choice to ensure the continuity of peace, harmony and economic stability.

"If there are things that you feel needed to be improved, the government, under the leadership of Datuk Seri Najib Razak, welcomes your ideas and feedback via various platforms under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS)," he said, at the Prime Minister's Department's Excellence Service Awards presentation today.

Ali added that civil servants should also support the government's efforts in driving the country towards achieving the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) agenda.

In transforming the civil service, Ali said the prime minister had always reminded civil service to be inclusive, efficient, embrace strong values as well as be innovative.

Meanwhile, one of the award recipients today was Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) Applications Development deputy director Hanissul Jalis Md Yusof, who has served the government for the past 30 years.

She was also named recipient of the Prime Minister's Department special awards for being the "best of the best".

"I am a very positive person and always love to meet people.

"You can say that I am a people person as I enjoy mingling with everyone and this is why I can last for so long in the civil service sector." said the 54-year-old.

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