Malacca bars civil servants from golfing during office hours


Malacca bars civil servants from golfing during office hours

Malacca bars civil servants from golfing during office hours


Civil servants in Malacca are disallowed from playing golf during office hours, from 8am to 5pm, even when they are on leave, said Chief Minister Idris Haron.

However, they are allowed to play golf at any time on weekends, he said to reporters after attending a Malacca-level peaceful rally for Rohingya Muslims today.

Idris said he enforced this rule when he took office in 2013 to uphold the image and impression portrayed by civil servants and the state government in the eyes of the people.

He was commenting on a recent newspaper report of a reminder by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to civil servants to stop playing golf overseas.