Civil servants urged to avoid abusing trust

Azlan Othman

Yesterday’s Friday sermon touched on the relevance of integrity and ethics among civil servants in Brunei Darussalam.

“As someone holding a government post, a civil servant should exercise care in carrying out his assigned duties and avoid abusing the trust given to him,” said Imams during the sermon.

“In fulfilling that trust, there are several things to be emphasised such as punctuality and honesty in seeking financial resources without involving corruption, breach of trust, abuse of authority, misconduct and bullying others for self-interest, family and the like.

“Among the characteristics of integrity is being honest and trustworthy in work, whether you are self-employed or working in the government or private sector.

“Brunei Darussalam, celebrates Civil Service Day every year. The civil service is the main element in the mobilising of human resources and contributors for the National Development Plan towards achieving Brunei Vision 2035.

“It is important for the civil service to apply a culture of integrity and innovation among all levels of employees, to upgrade the quality of public services.

The application of integrity and innovation in the civil service is in harmony with the theme for the 27th Civil Service Day celebration which is Perkhidmatan Awam Berintegriti dan Berinovasi Pemangkin Pembangunan Negara (Civil Service with Integrity and Innovation is the Catalyst for National Development).

“Therefore, let us all pray that all of us, whether self-employed or working in the government service or the private sector, will always carry out our duties and responsibilities with honesty, constancy and sincerity.”