A Profile of the Public Service of Malaysia

Current Good Practices and New Developments in Public Service Management

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Public sector reform has moved on apace since the first of the Commonwealth Public Service Country Profile Series was launched in 1995 when the principles of New Public Management (NPM) were in an early stage of adoption. Since then, the various civil services described in the series have undergone radical change in scope, organisation and approach rendering a revision timely. Now up dated and completely revised, these reissued Country Profiles continue to be an accessible and valuable source of reference which attempt to both describe and analyse the often tumultuous and controversial public sector reforms which have taken place in contributing countries since 1995. Practising bureaucrats diplomats political and academic audiences will find these new books invaluable in benchmarking best practice in public sector reform across Commonwealth member countries.




The Malaysian Public Service reform agenda continues to focus on the twin tasks of socio-economic development and nation building. Administrative reform measures that have been introduced in the Public Service since the 1960s have been systematically strengthened and upgraded to enable the Public Service to confront the new challenges it faces in undertaking both these tasks. The direction and strategies for public sector administrative reform have been further clarified through the formulation of Vision 2020, the national vision that aims to transform Malaysia into a fully developed nation by the year 2020.


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