8/9/2017 (ed.10/9/17) Joining the Civil Service. I joined the Malaysian Civil Service in early 1970. It was during the time of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Chief Secretary to the Government was then Tan Sri Abdul Kadir Shamsuddin. This was the beginning of my long career in public service at … Continue reading Joining the Civil Service, 1970.