DBP staff urged to practise good ethics

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CIVIL servants should carry out their duties with high moral standards and ethics, said the director of the Language and Literature Bureau yesterday.

“Officers and staff should adhere to the practice of working. This includes being honest, remembering noble deeds of trust as well as being efficient and accurate with their work demands,” said Hjh Aminah Hj Momin during a briefing targetted at the bureau’s workforce.

About 150 officers and staff attended the annual briefing on administration and work etiquette at the Balai Sarmayuda.

Also on the agenda was the line-up of activities planned for the year, which included the reading campaign.

“The department will conduct activities throughout 2014 to strengthen the reading culture in the country. These activities will include the 15th Brunei Book Fair in conjunction with the 30th National Day celebration, the third language month as well as other literary activities. I fully expect that everyone plays a part in these activities,” she said.

The director urged those involved to execute their duties well, and highlighted the importance of time management.

“What I expect in 2014 is for you to open your minds to achieving administrative duties in a creative, innovative, committed, visionary and trustworthy way; to achieve excellence by supporting the Melayu Islam Beraja (MIB) concept,” she said.

She added civil servants “must portray fast service and robust decision-making”, and use common sense when analysing situations. She also noted the lack of self-confidence among officers and staff, an area that needed improvement.

“Upon doing this, it will enable us to increase our competency plus create a better department,” she said.

The director took the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work put towards advancing activities of the department, especially in strengthening the Malay language and the culture of reading in the country.

“In this regard, I call on all officers and staff to continue to strive and uphold the Malay language as the official language of the country in accordance with the duties and responsibilities of this department.”

The Brunei Times