Malacca state employee in hot water over Najib comment on Facebook

MALACCA -  A female civil servant here has landed herself in hot water for allegedly posting an offensive comment about Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron revealed that the state secretary was probing the comment made by the clerical worker of a state department.

He said an internal inquiry would also be carried out by the department's director.

She had allegedly made the remark on Facebook in response to a post by another user on Feb 5.

Idris said the civil servant should be more careful on social media.

"She could not only hurt the feelings of the Prime Minister but also other netizens with her remarks.

"Remarks can be made constructively without undermining anyone," he said when met on Tuesday.

He also said her post was in contravention of a government circular about the dos and don'ts of social media use.