'Cash was king, but now time is money' - PM tells civil servants

Annabelle Lee

Modified 10 Dec 2018, 5:14 am

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has warned civil servants not to abuse their power and delay government processes on purpose in order to receive bribes.

Mahathir said this when speaking at the Empowering Local Authorities Convention in Putrajaya today, which was attended by about 3,000 mayors and local councillors from across the country.

“For applicants who are in business, time means money. They have to wait a long time and this inflates their costs...

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