Cuepacs wants govt to revise civil service retirement scheme

Adnan (seated second right) speaking to the media at a press conference in Miri.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, May 12: The Congress of Unions of Employees on the Public and Civil Services (Cuepac) is calling on the government to revise the retirement scheme for civil servants.

Cuepacs president Dato Adnan Mat said, the revamping is crucial to make the scheme more reasonable, relevant and comprehensive in line with the current situation.

He disclosed this today in Miri after officiating at the Sarawak Medical Services Union (SMSU)’s biennial meeting.

The proposal to revamp the retirement scheme is among three essential matters to be discussed with Prime Minister Dato Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“The other two would be to raise the minimum monthly salary of civil servants to RM 1,800 to enable them to bear the rising cost of goods and live more comfortably; and the need to change the Malaysian Remuneration System (SSM),” Adnan told local media here at a press conference.

He added, the remuneration system has been implemented for the past 20 years and it is about time it is revised.

“These proposals will be discussed with PM (Ismail Sabri) upon his return from the United States (of America) on May 15,” he said.

Also present during SMSU’s biennial meeting was its president Bong Kuek Siong. — DayakDaily