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PM Announces Additional Annual Increment For Civil Servants

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PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced an additional annual salary increment for 2018 effective July 1 for the 1.6 million civil servants.

Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, announced several incentives as well for civil servants and pensioners to the applause of about 10,000 civil servants at the 16th Civil Service Premier Gathering (MAPPA XVI) here.

He said the increment was in appreciation for the service, sacrifice and hard work put in by the civil servants as a loyal friend of the government and would involve a financial implication of RM1.46 billion.

“This means that civil servants will receive an additional annual salary increment on top of the annual salary movement for 2018,” he said as the gathering stood up and applauded upon hearing the good news.

Also present at the event were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, Public Service Department director-general Tan Sri Zainal Rahim Seman and Cuepacs president Datuk Azih Muda.

MAPPA is an annual event where the Prime Minister delivers his message to civil servants in the various services at the federal, state and local government levels as well as government-linked companies. – BERNAMA

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