KUALA LUMPUR: A salary increment and the implementation of the RM1,200 minimum wage for civil servants next month show that the government gives high priority to the people’s welfare and interests, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the government appreciated the hard work put in by the civil servants.
In posts on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, Najib said he hoped that this would spur civil servants to serve the people and nation with excellence.
The government had announced in Budget 2016 that civil servants will be given one salary increment in July.
It had also announced the implementation of the minimum wage in the same month, with civil servants eligible for RM1,200 and private sector employees in peninsular Malaysia to receive RM1,000 and those in Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan, RM920.
“Despite the accusations and slander, particularly about the government and national financial position and with some even saying we will go bankrupt and so on, the government continues to place high priority on the interests and welfare of the people,” he said. – Bernama