BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today announced an increase in allowance for Civil Defence Force (APM) members from RM6 to RM8 per hour and RM7.80 to RM9 per hour for officers.
He said the increase, which would benefit about 2.1 million APM officers and members nationwide, was in appreciation of their deeds and services in extending early assistance, especially in times of disaster.
A uniform allowance of RM10 million will also be given to APM this year, from RM5 million last year, he said.
Ahmad Zahid also instructed APM to submit application to the Public Service Department for permanent posts and higher grade for permanent posts
The deputy prime minister, who is Bagan Datuk Member of Parliament said this in his speech when opening a programme with Bagan Datuk APM members at Sekolah Menengah Sains Bagan Datuk here today. – BERNAMA