‘I WILL NOT KEEP QUIET, I WILL EXPOSE THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS’ – OUTRAGED PKR MP RAILS AT NAJIB REGIME-MOOTED PLAN TO REPLACE PENSION SCHEME NOW BROUGHT UP FOR REVIEW BY MAHATHIR’S CABINET

Kapar MP Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid has called on the Pakatan Harapan government to scrap a plan to replace the pension scheme with a contract scheme, calling it a betrayal of the public service.

“Even though the was first proposed during the previous BN administration, it should not arise now (under the new government) and should be removed from the government agenda,” the PKR lawmaker said in a statement today.

Abdullah Sani said while the plan will not deprive existing civil servants of their pension, future civil servants will no longer enjoy permanent tenure as they will be hired based on a contractual basis.

“This is a betrayal of public service employees in our beloved Malaysia.”Civil servants, as implementer at the administrative level, should be empowered to carry out the government’s aspiration.

“A pension is a thank you and appreciation to the contributions of civil servants for their service,” he said.

Abdullah Sani said if the proposal is part of an austerity measure, it is a “tyrannical” move.

“I will not keep quiet, and I will ensure the person responsible answer to the employees in the public service,” he said.

He added that there should have been a consultation to ensure that the welfare of civil servants safeguarded.

Last Wednesday, Borhan was reported as saying that beginning next year, new appointments in the public service may no longer be made under the permanent and pensionable scheme as it would be replaced with an improved contract scheme.

The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) had expressed shock over the statement.

However, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the proposal is still being studied and has yet to receive cabinet approval. – MKINI

Cuepacs ‘shocked’ at plan to replace pension scheme, wants negotiations

The Congress of the Union of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) expressed hope that negotiations will continue between the government and congress on the mechanism for new appointments in the public service if the government intends to abolish the pension scheme.

Its president Azih Muda said this was to ensure the future of civil servants.

“Cuepacs is shocked with the statement issued by Public Service Director-General (Borhan Dolah) to stop hiring permanent and pensionable staff by 2020.

“If the proposal is implemented, Cuepacs is of the view that the future of the young people to serve the government… is no longer a priority,” he said in a statement to Bernama today.

Last Wednesday, Borhan was reported as saying that beginning next year, new appointments in the public service may no longer be made under the permanent and pensionable scheme as it would be replaced with an improved contract scheme.

The new contract scheme, which is currently being refined, is said to offer better pay and better welfare, protection and security.

According to Azih, Cuepacs supports the move towards making Malaysia a rich sustainable country but believes that the civil service as the thrust of the country’s strength should be maintained.

He raised questions about the fate of government workers to live a better life, including to have their own house, assets and their children’s education.

In this regard, Cuepacs views the existing pension scheme as the best for the country and in line with the Federal Constitution, he added.

– Bernama

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