Penang to raise state civil servants’ salary as well

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced that Penang will raise state civil servants’ salaries in December, in line with the federal government’s new Public Service Remuneration Scheme for public servants.

Chow stated that while the salary increase would be aligned with the federal level, further research is needed before implementation.

“We will follow the guidelines set by the federal government because the prime minister mentioned in his recent speech that the salary increase for each civil servant would not be the same; there will be an assessment in determining the rate of increase,” he said, Bernama reported. 

Chow said this when approached by reporters at the launching ceremony of Kuang Yu Chinese National Type School (SJKC).

Chow explained that the purpose of building Kuang Yu Chinese National Type School (SJKC) is to relocate the existing 90-year-old school in Penaga, given that it currently only has 27 students.

“The decision to relocate this school was made several years ago, and coincidentally, the land here in Batu Kawan was allocated for the purpose of school development. 

“Therefore, the Penang Development Corporation (PDC) and the state government have offered a six-acre (2.4ha) site for relocation,” Chow said.

On 1 May, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced the new Public Service Remuneration Scheme, which will involve a salary increase of over 13% starting December 1st this year. This marks one of the highest and best salary increases in the country’s history.

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