Haris has just published an article by singa terhormat complaining about our bloated civil servant. It supported it’s argument with civil service population ratio and painted we’re the worst country.
I did a google search and found that singa’s facts are wrong. He spun lies and falsehood and pointed that out to haris. I also pointed out despite the criticism of bn, PR stand is not to downsize the civil service ie they are okay with the current state.
I find it strange for the first time, haris practices censorship. Admittedly I was harsh on the author as to me he spread lies and falsehood. I applied the same disdain singa showed to the government in my write. For the purpose of record, I attach herewith my response for all to see. I’m reserving my judgement on haris still. He says he believes in freedom of expression totally. Let’s see whether he is sincere or another typical hypocrite.
Here is my comment. This is the article link…http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/our-civil-service/#comments
“Why lah people like to mislead and lie. After the F grade article by singa published by haris I don’t believe any deduction or conclusion as well as the basis of arguments put forth.
True enough. After doing some simple google search memang some people are into spreading lies and falsehood.
Take for example our civil servants of 1.3 million. Ours includes the armies teachers police etc etc. But definition of civil service in other countries do not. The US for example expressly exclude the armies. The uk exlcludes the police armies and all those under NHS. An academic article trying to compare the civil servants said its fraught with difficulty coz of varying definition so it’s not an apple to apple comparison.
Ok tak pa. Perhaps we look at some country more similar to Malaysia. Why not look at Singapore, the epitome of efficiency. Our definition of public servant was derived from our constitution so Singapore may have more similarity. The numbers of Singapore civil servant numbers is not that easy to get. But there’s a study to transform Singapore civil servant in early 2000s. The paper showed Singapore as the most efficient civil service in the world. It has a workforce including teachers and armies like us totalling 114,000. Singapore population then was 3.2 million. What’s the ratio of the most efficient government of the world: about 3.6%.
Now what about now: the figure I got is 124k against a population of 3.8 mil. That’s a percentage of around 3.3%.
[please, when comparing population of Malaysia and Singapore, please don’t follow singapore funny method of including foreigners. We don’t anyway in our 28 mil population.]
So from the above you can surmise that an efficient public servant ratio is 3.3 to 3.6%. Then you realise all other numbers of 1% by singa doesn’t make sense. Tak kan indonesia more efficient than singapore. Singa allege 1% for indonesia. Then tak kan china more efficient than Singapore if we at 4 % are the worst. Then you realise if you include Chinese armies police etc are they not having a worse ratio than us.
Then you realise thats why people don’t compare ratio not because of different methodologies. But it doesn’t say much. If a country spends a lot in education and has a high number of teachers, why is this a bad bloated civil service compared which don’t spend much and has less teachers. That’s why I realise it’s difficult to get academic paper in comparing ratio of civil servant. It’s like kerja bodoh coz it can’t tell much without referencing the outcome.
So at 4.2%, if you compare with the most efficient of say 3.2 to 3.6%, of course were less efficient. But to give an impression like singa did was totally misleading and wrong. Just like his first article he does not have the capacity to question the basis/stats. Incomparable stats put together to give a wrong malicious impression.
I’m quite certain whatever singa writes now are a grade F quality. Wonder where he got his education from? :-). But seriously what’s worse we get so many gullible people believing in illogical falsehood including yours truly haris. All think with Abu this civil servant issue can be resolved. But the funny thing is PR has issued various statements that they won’t downsize our civil service. Go google pas (salehuddin) and pkr response in relation to tony phuas statement on civil service. Dah lupa ke?
May be Salahuddin is the most intelligent PR leader. He knows singa like argument above cannot be justified and thus proclaim PR won’t downsize the civil service. After that tony phua kept quite. May be tony phua also saw the follies of saying our government is bloated and thus now admit he was wrong earlier. Now why is haris and singa going against PR stand?”