Ismail Sabri: No immediate need for civil servants to return to work

Ismail Sabri fielding questions from the press during a live broadcast of the press conference.

KUCHING, May 2: No need for civil servants in the country to return to work immediately next Monday (May 4), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Ismail Sabri in his daily press briefing today, said the government was allowing those who are still at their hometown to travel back to the city starting on May 7 until May 10, 2020, and the travelling schedule will be prepared by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

According to him, the PDRM would also be holding a press conference in order to provide better details of the travelling schedule.

“The Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali has agreed that the civil servants do not need to start their work on Monday (May 4).

“They can return back to their work the following Monday (May 11) based on the travelling schedule which will be provided by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM),” he said.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri also called for the cooperation from private companies employers in the country to allow for a certain period for their workers to start their work based on the travelling schedule that will be announced by PDRM.

“Do not take action if your workers start working in the next following Monday (May 11), because the travelling schedule prepared by PDRM will start this coming Thursday (May 7), and it is not their choice.

“I will request for the Human Resources Ministry to look into this matter in legal terms, whether an action can be taken against those employers who took action on their workers for not returning to work on Monday,” he added.—DayakDaily.