The Alumni Association of the Administrative and Diplomatic Officers (PTD Alumni) in a statement said corruption involving large sums of money among public service officials was very disturbing and damaging to the reputation of the service and the country.
It said public officials should not abuse the positions and power they had been entrusted with to betray and commit criminal breach of trust.
"It should be noted that there are countries that impose the death penalty on public servants found guilty of corruption, especially those in senior positions," it added in the statement, here.
Hence, the PTD Alumni is asking the civil service authorities to boost imbibing of ethics and integrity so that it becomes part of the civil service culture. – Bernama