His Majesty the King has called on civil servants and other officials involved in governing the country to be open-minded to different opinions.
In a royal statement released yesterday to mark Civil Servants' Day, the King said national administration involves many agencies, and conflicts resulting from people having different points of views are common.
``Civil servants working in administration as well as other parties concerned must be firm and open to different opinions and criticism, with conscious, intellectual and rational analyses,'' he said.
``Different views and criticisms should be sources for ideas and the sharing of expertise by all involved, and this will be beneficial to national administration and problem-solving,'' he said.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra also marked Civil Servants' Day yesterday by presiding at a ceremony at Government House to present certificates and honorary pins to 618 civil servants for outstanding performance last year.
Ms Yingluck said the way civil servants work needs to be modernised to improve services for the public.
She also said the government has established a national committee to review payments for state officials so they are linked to their work performance and to improve the way promotions are awarded.
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