Highest salary revision for civil servants announced

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced the highest ever pay hike for civil servants at 15 percent, effective from Dec 1 this year.

The last revision for civil servants’ salaries was 13 percent that was announced in 2012.

“The scheme was initially planned for implementation in January next year but will be implemented for their December salary,” he said.

The announcement was made in his Labour Day address. The celebration this year was themed Pekerja Kesuma Bangsa.

He also said that civil servants’ overall income, comprising salary and fixed allowances, must exceed RM2,000 per month starting this year.

“Currently, the minimum overall income of civil servants is RM1,765. A new criteria and measurement will be introduced; the minumum overall income including allowances will be RM2,000,” he said.

He made the announcement in the presence of over 4,000 civil servants in Pusat Konvensyen Antarabangsa Putrajaya (PICC).

Just a month ago Anwar gave his commitment to raise civil servant salaries by year end.

He also announced the standardization of labour laws for Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia.

Anwar said the governments of Sabah and Sarawak had agreed to make amendments to their ordinances, to match the Employees Act 1955 which is applicable in Peninsular Malaysia.

The bill to amend the Sabah Labour Ordinance and Sarawak Labour Ordinance would be tabled in the next parliamentary session.

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