Source: http://thestar.com.my/metro (By BAVANI M and JAYAGANDHI JAYARAJ, 18/3/2010)
On the point highlighted by Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng that the transfers were due to corruption and incompetence and that the officers should be investigated by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC), Nong Chik said it was untrue. “If they are guilty, we will take action against them and not transfer them. That will be absurd,” he said.
On Monday, 14 senior civil servants, including two heads of departments from DBKL were transferred to various ministries and government-linked companies under a programme called “cross fertilisation.” This is an exchange programme between employees from the Government and government-linked companies (GLCs) to make them more professional and efficient. A source from the DBKL said those who had received their letters of transfer were DBKL Health Department director Dr Zainol Ariffin Pawanchee and Zainol Ahmad from the Administration Department. The transfer also involved other senior officers from various departments who would be moved to various ministries such as the