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The Chief Secretary to the Government (Malay: Ketua Setiausaha Negara) is the most senior officer in the Malaysian Civil Service. He is secretary to the Cabinet of Malaysia
Cabinet of Malaysia
and is the secretary-general of the Prime Minister's Department.

Contents

1 History 2 Role 3 List of Chief Secretaries 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The title of "Chief Secretary to the Government" in Malaysia dates back to the Federated Malay States. In 1911, it replaced the office of Resident-General
Resident-General
as head of the British colonial administration. The inaugural Chief Secretary was Edward Lewis Brockman. After 1936, the administrative powers of Chief Secretary was transferred to the British High Commissioner. Role[edit] The Chief Secretary to the Government is the head of the Civil Service of Malaysia and the highest-ranking civil servant in the Federal Government of Malaysia. He attends Cabinet meetings as its secretary and monitors the implementation of its policies.[2] He also heads the large Prime Minister's Department, which is in charge of, among others, supporting the Prime Minister, administration of the civil service, state protocol and Islamic affairs.[2] In addition, the Chief Secretary chairs the meetings of Ministry secretaries-generals and meetings of Department directors-general.[3] List of Chief Secretaries[edit] The following is the list of Chief Secretaries to the Government:[4]

№ Chief Secretary to the Government Term of office

Took office Left office Days

1 Abdul Aziz Majid 000000001957-08-01-00001 August 1957 000000001964-08-31-000031 August 1964 2587

2 Abdul Jamil Abdul Rais 000000001964-09-01-00001 September 1964 000000001967-11-06-00006 November 1967 1161

3 Tunku Besar Mohamad Tunku Besar Burhanuddin 000000001967-11-07-00007 November 1967 000000001969-12-31-000031 December 1969 785

4 Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin 000000001970-01-01-00001 January 1970 000000001976-09-30-000030 September 1976 2464

5 Abdullah Mohd Salleh 000000001976-10-01-00001 October 1976 000000001978-12-31-000031 December 1978 821

6 Abdullah Ayub 000000001979-01-01-00001 January 1979 000000001982-11-30-000030 November 1982 1429

7 Hashim Aman 000000001982-12-01-00001 December 1982 000000001984-06-14-000014 June 1984 561

8 Salehuddin Mohamed 000000001984-06-15-000015 June 1984 000000001990-01-31-000031 January 1990 2056

9 Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid 000000001990-02-01-00001 February 1990 000000001996-09-16-000016 September 1996 2419

10 Abdul Halim Ali 000000001996-09-17-000017 September 1996 000000002001-01-31-000031 January 2001 1597

11 Samsudin Osman 000000002001-02-01-00001 February 2001 000000002006-09-02-00002 September 2006 2039

12 Mohd Sidek Hassan 000000002006-09-03-00003 September 2006 000000002012-06-23-000023 June 2012 2120

13 Ali Hamsa 000000002012-06-24-000024 June 2012 Incumbent 2113

See also[edit]

Chief Secretary

References[edit]

^ "Cut costs in your dept, PM urged". Free Malaysia Today.  ^ a b Fungsi JPM Archived 1 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Jabatan Perdana Menteri. Accessed 17 June 2010 ^ Role and Functions Chief Secretary to the Government. Accessed 17 June 2010 ^ "Chief Secretary to The Government of Malaysia
Government of Malaysia
- The Official Website". pmo.gov.my. 

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