PUTRAJAYA, Aug 16 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said the government led by him is a joint-government that emphasises the Malaysian Family (Keluarga Malaysia) concept.
As such, he said, it would be apt for civil servants to defend the government against any allegation and slander that said the government under his administration has failed.
At a meeting with the staff of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) here today, Ismail Sabri said civil servants should defend the government by looking at him as the head of the government and not as a political party leader.
During the meeting, Ismail Sabri shared with his staff on the government’s successes, which included achieving a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which recorded a growth of 8.9 per cent in the second quarter of this year and the creation of almost 400,000 jobs, as well as recording a trade value exceeding RM2 trillion.
“When you defend, do not be political. Do not see me as a political leader, but as the head of the government and you are a member of the government.
“This government is a joint government, that’s why I introduced the Malaysian Family concept because I want us to think of this government as one family,” he added.
The meeting was also attended by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.