Malaysian Civil Service Neutrality

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Civil Service Administrative Neutrality Act
Article 1

This Act is enacted for the purpose of ensuring the lawful
administration, just execution, political neutrality, and
adequate regulation on the involvement in political activities of civil servants.
The administrative neutrality of civil servants shall be
governed by this Act. For any matters not provided for in this Act or the provisions of other laws that are stricter than this Act, other relevant laws shall apply.

Article 2

The term “civil servant” under this Act shall refer to full-time personnel with pay that are employed or hired through lawful procedure by legal agencies, and personnel employed through
lawful procedure by public schools.

Article 3

Civil servants shall abide strictly by the rule of administrative neutrality, execute duties in accordance to laws and
regulations, loyally carry out governmental policies, and be of service to the public.

Article 4

Civil servants shall execute duties in accordance to laws and regulations without prejudice against or preferential treatment towards any groups or individuals.

Article 5

Civil servants are permitted to join political parties or other political groups. However, civil servants cannot hold posts
concurrently in such political parties or groups.
Civil servants shall not be involved in the disputes between political parties and factions.
Civil servants shall not hold posts concurrently in the
campaign office of public office candidates.

Article 6

Civil servants shall not use the authority, opportunities
gained through post or using such post as measure to prevent or enlist others to join political parties or groups; civil
servants shall also not request others to join or not join the

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campaign activities of political parties or groups.
Article 7

Civil servants shall not participate in activities in connection with political parties or groups during office hours or the
execution of duties unless it is necessary due to the nature of duties or for the execution of duties.
The office hours or period for the execution of duties as
referred to in the preceding Paragraph shall refer to the
following period of time:
1. Office hours prescribed by law.
2. Adjusted office hours due to operational needs.
3. Being on duty shifts or overtime.
4. Participating in trainings, business trips, or activities related to the post.

Article 8

Civil servants shall not use the authority and opportunities gained through post or using such post as measure to request, ask for expected promises, or accept cash, items, or other
offerings as benefits for political parties, groups, or persons who intend to run for public office; civil servants shall also not prevent or interfere with others in the participation of legal fund-raising activities for a particular political party, group, or person who intend to run for public office.

Article 9

Civil servants shall not participate in the following political activities or display such behaviors for political parties,
groups, or public office candidates that the civil servants
support or oppose:
1. Use administrative resources to print, disseminate, put up writings, drawings, or other items for promotional
purposes or in the dealings of other relevant activities.
2. Hang up, put up, wear or show a flag, emblem, or clothing of a particular political party, group, or candidate for
public office in the office space.
3. Host an assembly, initiate a demonstration, or lead a
signing petition.
4. Advertise through mass media by title or name.
5. Give orders to persons related to the civil servants’ posts or 2

other subjects related to such posts.
6. Show support in campaign or demonstrations, or solicit
vote for public office candidates in public.
7. Other actions prohibited by the orders of the Examination Yuan after consulting the Executive Yuan.
The administrative resources as referred to in Item One of the...
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