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Article 132 (3) of the Malaysian Federal Constitution states:

The public service shall not be taken to comprise -
(a) the office of any member of the administration in the Federation or a State; or
(b) the office of President, Speaker, Deputy President, Deputy Speaker or member of either House of Parliament or of the Legislative Assembly of a State;...

Judicial commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim's ruling on Tuesday (3/3/09):

The Ipoh High Court today dealt a blow to Perak assembly speaker V Sivakumar by disallowing his team of lawyers from representing him in two actions filed by BN Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir.

Judicial commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim had ruled that private lawyers have no legal standing to represent the speaker.

The ruling was made following an application made by Zambry's team of lawyers.

"Their argument was that the speaker is part of government, and because the speaker is part of government, only the Attorney General's Chambers and the state legal advisor can appoint lawyers.
Again on Thursday (5/3/09) after dismissing an appeal:
The Ipoh High Court once again ruled that Perak speaker V Sivakumar must only be represented by the state legal advisor and not by his personal lawyers.
The decision was made by judicial commissioner Ridwan Ibrahim after hearing submissions in chambers.

Princeton Dictionary defines public service as: employment within a government system (especially in the civil service)