Performance-based salary system for civil servants

China Press Daily, Guang Ming Daily and Sin Chew Daily headlined that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has unveiled a performance-based salary system for civil servants, withholding automatic raises from those demonstrating laziness or inefficiency, with the aim of enhancing accountability and productivity.

Nanyang Daily headlined that RHB Research Institute Senior Analyst Loong Kok Wen believes that as long as developers conceive outstanding shopping mall concepts and introduce high-quality brand tenants, they have the ability to survive in the market.

Kwong Wah Daily headlined that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim refuted foreign media reports suggesting that the government intended to cut fuel subsidies, labelling it unethical as the Cabinet has not reached a final decision.


Nanyang Daily said that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has rebuked the Immigration Department regarding congestion issues at the nation’s borders, especially airports.

Despite the ample number of civil servants relative to the population, service efficiency still received a lot of criticism. Shortage of manpower has long been a default excuse for unresolved issues, but few address mismanagement or scheduling issues, common in government. Mere talk, sans action, prolongs problems.

Even if manpower increases, without action, problems will persist and remain unresolved.

Sin Chew Daily said that press freedom is vital for democracy, it serves as the fourth estate. Governments must adapt, expanding press freedom and working with the media to promote democratic development in the nation.

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