Najib reminds civil servants of ties to administration
PEKAN, Aug 4 — The nation’s continuing success over the years is built on the close co-operation between the government and the civil servants.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the good ties went back to the nation’s independence as evidenced by the understanding between both parties.
“The co-operation and support of civil servants in implementing government decisions help us to solve the people’s problems,” he said when breaking fast with Pekan district civil servants tonight.
Without this, the nation’s big transformation from over 50 per cent poverty during the early independence years to what it is today could not be achieved.
“The government’s poverty eradication efforts are among the best. We changed the nation’s status from agriculture to medium to high agriculture.”
Najib said the government had given special attention to the welfare of civil servants via various initiatives to keep the bond strong.
“Earlier this year we gave civil servants pay rise of 7 to 17 per cent involving an allocation of more than RM4 billion.
“Recently, we announced bonus of half month salary in conjunction with Aidilfitri celebration in recognition of civil servants.”
He urged civil servants to remain dedicated in carrying out their duties while the government continues to look after their welfare within its means. — Bernama