Governing Public Service in Malaysia: An Islamic Focus

By Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Malaysian civil service, the government engine of growth and social harmony among and within ethnics has struggled with plenty efforts towards efficiency and quality.Those efforts are continously to meet social satisfaction as well as world needs and challenges. The challenges are not only in technology usage but also mind-setting and spirit at work. There are at least two focuses introduced by the government to govern the country and its civil service towards quality in the last three to five years period. They are known as `Islam Hadhari' or civilised Islam approach and The Malaysian Integrity Plan (2004-2008). Thus, this paper will explore the two focuses under four major frames; First, priliminary back ground of Malaysian Civil Service, Second, the importance of good mind-set and spirit at work according to an Islamic perspective, Third, the approach of `Islam Hadhari' and Integrity Plan in governing Civil Service and Finally a conclusion from an interdisciplinary perspectives on civil service and Islam.

Keywords: Governance, Public Service, Malaysia, Islamic Focus, Quality, Interdiscipline

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.331-342. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 551.378KB).

Dr. Sharifah Hayaati Syed Ismail

Senior Lecturer, Department Of Islamic Political Science, Academy Of Islamic Studies, University Of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

I have two backgrounds of educational disciplines. My first and second degrees are in the field of Islamic studies from local university but my Ph.D is in Public administration in Malaysia.Therefore my academic interest is in two major fields i.e Islam and administration.I also did my study in the area of women leadership. I've edited a book title An Effective governance in Malaysia and now is writing another book title civil servant ethics in Malaysia: An Islamic Perspective. I have presented more than 100 papers locally in the area of values & ethics, conflict management,strategic planning and general motivational topics on Islam, Islamic administration and women leadership in Islam.Several presentations were presented in overseas including Greece,South Africa, Brunei and Singapore.I was appointed as a head of department from 1998-2004 and deputy director from April -August 2006 and now serving as a senior lecturer in comparative administration in my Academy.


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