KOTA KINABALU, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- Government servants are required to improve their services to the people or risk being criticised on the Internet, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said on Monday.
Recalling Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's message during the premier's visit to Sabah recently that business was no longer as usual, Musa said the people, especially the younger generation, were becoming more educated which meant the their expectations of the government's performance were high.
"Everybody now has access to the Internet. They even have their own website, their own blog, their own Facebook. Do not fool around with the people.
"Whatever wrong you do, even the smallest mistake, will be aired on the Internet. It is quick and word spreads fast.
"It is only a matter of time for actions to be taken for your dishonesty to the people," he said when opening the 18th Sabah District Officers' Conference here.
Musa said there was still a lot of work for the government to do in improving the lives of the people, especially those in the rural areas.
Therefore, he wanted the district officers, as frontliners to the government, to counter problems in the area quickly and implement development projects efficiently.
"We cannot afford to waste time. Whatever projects that have already been planned in the Ninth Malaysia Plan, please get them done quickly before we move to the 10th Malaysia Plan.
"If you have any problems, immediately let the State Government Secretary (Datuk Sukarti Wakiman) know about it so that he can find a way for you to get your work done. Or let me know," he said.
Musa said the federal government was committed to helping the people in Sabah and was willing to give more allocations if what was given before was not enough.