Another Selangor top civil servant to be transferred

(The Star) – Another top civil servant in Selangor is set to be transferred effective Thursday, according to Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu.

He said the Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) president Datuk Zainal Abidin A’ala transfer takes effect Thursday, and expressed regret at how the transfer was handled by the Public Service Department (PSD).

Liu said he had yet to receive a letter from PSD informing him of the transfer, and did not know when Zainal Abidin received his transfer letter.

“We are upset and shocked, as MPS will lose a hardworking and efficient leader. He handled the rubbish collection issue and the Batu Caves issue well,” he said

This is the second sudden transfer of a top civil servant in the state this year.

In September, Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman received a transfer letter on Sept 27 to inform him of the transfer effective Oct 1.

The state government objected to the move and the transfer has since been frozen.