OUTSYED THE BOX
An ex PTD officer (Pegawai Tadbir & Diplomatik) smsd me that this type of rhetoric (telling Civil Servants to repay lost moneys) has been in the PSD ever since he joined the Government over 30 years ago. He calls it an ICBM - Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - hot rockets that are never fired or exploded. For fear that they may burn everything down. So ICBM's are just for display.
During the time of Tun Dr Mahathir, there were people like Tun Ahmad Sarji in the Government Service. Dr Mahathir kept a very close eye on things. That is why everyone was on their toes. The Malaysian Civil Service was at its best during the time of Tun Dr Mahathir. I have personal knowledge. Senior ranking Government servants were well informed. They were professional and knew their work. Things got done.