Can Serving Civil Servant Hold Post In A Private Entity?

The original version of MYBeauty’s website shown that Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah, the then KSU of MOTAC, was the Chairman of MyBeauty. Advertisement and promotion were by Tourism Malaysia (TM) and MyBeauty.

As on 14 February 2019 Datuk Rashidi Bin Hasbullah (Rashidi), the then KSU of Ministry of Tourism and Cultures (MOTAC), was the Chairman of MyBeauty, HERE.


Screen shot taken after 24-2-2019

After the publication of the article, HERE, on 24 February 2019 there were drastic changes made to MyBeauty’s website where Rashidi was no longer designated as MyBeauty’s Chairman, HERE.

Rashidi Is Still the KSU of MOTAC

Screen shot taken after 24-2-2019

However, as of 20 March 2019 MyBeauty’s website shows Rashidi is still the KSU of MOTAC.  As a matter of fact, Rashidi had since retired on 15 February 2019.  As from 15 February 2019 MyBeauty’s website should clearly state that Rashidi was the ex-KSU of MOTAC. To state otherwise will be most misleading and does not speak well of MOTAC.

“Pekeliling Perkhidmatan” 

The current KSU of MOTAC, Datuk Isham Bin Ishak, should investigate into the position of Rashdi when he was the then KSU of MOTAC and chairman of MyBeauty at the same time. Whether at that material time Rashidi had violated the rules/regulation set by the government for serving civil servants holding post in a private entity.

Peliling Perkhidmatan of the Government – page 1
Pekelilinmg Perkhidmatan – page 2
Pekeliling Perkhidmatan – page 3


It must be noted that under the Government’s “Pekeliling Perkhidmatan Bil. 7 Tahun 1982 [JPA.Sulit TT.8023/Jld.3/(17).]  Siri No: 006” (“Pekeliling Perkhidmatan”)

Section 4.1: Dengan ini Kerajaan telah memutuskan bahawa:

  • (a)  “Kakitangan kerajaan yang menjadi ahli Koperasi/Tabung/Kesatuan Sekerja Kakitanggan Awam tidak boleh mengangotai lembaga pengarah syarikat yang ditubuhkan oleh badan-badan itu, sama ada secara persendirian atau ushasama (joint venture); (Civil servant, who is a member of a co-operative/fund/association of civil servants, cannot become member of the Board of director of the company, which was set up by co-operative/fund/association of civil servants, whether in private or joint venture.)
  • (b)  Kakaitangan kerjaan tidak dibenarkan dilantik atas nama persendirian (private capacity) dalam lembaga pengarah bagi mana-mana syarikat. (Serving civil servant is not allowed in his personal capacity to be appointed to the Board of Directors of any company.)


As of 14-2-2019  MyBeauty’s website shown that it was established by MOTAC, Tourism Malaysia, Oriental Mace, HRDF and TRIPS.

As on 14 February 2019, it was stated in MyBeauty’s website that it was established by MOTAC, Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia (TM), Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), Oriental Mace and TRIPS (Tourism Research Institute for Policy Studies).


On 23.2.2019 MyBeauty’s website shown that it was established by MOTAC and Malaysian Beauty College.

On 24 February 2019 MyBeauty had amended its website as shown above to state that it was established only by MOTAC and a new entity called “Malaysian Beauty College”. 

From 13 March 2019 onward the link to Malaysian Beauty College, HERE,  showed that the website had been deleted. Why?

The KSU of MOTAC Should Investigate

In the light of the above “Pekeliling Perkhidmatan”, the new KSU of MOTAC, Datuk Isham Bin Ishak, should investigate whether at the material time Rashidi had flagrantly violated the above “Pekeliling Perkhidmatan” and whether it was proper for Rashidi to be described as the KSU of MOTAC when he had actually retired on 15 February 2019.

Her Excellency Dato’ Haslina Binti Hamid

Her Excellency Dato’ Haslina Binti Abdul Hamid attending a function in Shenzen, China.

MACC and KSN should investigate into Her Excellency Dato’ Haslina Binti Abdul Hamid (the deputy KSU – Tourism)’s trip to Shenzen, China, on 17 January 2019, was sanctioned by MOTAC and who sponsored the trip.

Stay tuned.

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