BANGI: The government has agreed to include the term all newly appointed civil servants with permanent status will not receive pension.
Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said, the pension status of the existing civil servants will not be affected but the newly appointed group will have to contribute to the Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF).
However, Zahid said, the Director General of Public Service, Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz will soon announce the period of its implementation.
According to Zahid, there was a little confusion on what had been discussed by the Cabinet Ministers today (Wednesday) with the statement that said the new recruitment would be on a contract basis but it did not mean that.
“The contract is only on a short term before the Cabinet approves the new policy of new appointments that will be on permanent status but without pension. They will contribute to EPF while the government will contribute like what has been practiced in the private sector.
“Whoever is qualified will also receive a contribution from the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO). For the long term period, the new civil servants will be appointed following such term but the existing civil servants will continue to be permanent with pension,” he said.
Zahid who is also the Bagan Datok Member of Parliament (MP) said that at the press conference in conjunction with the working visit of the Deputy Prime Minister to the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) here (Wednesday).
Meanwhile, on another development, Zahid welcomes the support of Tanjong Karang MP, Zulkafperi Hanapi for the prime minister.
The UMNO President, Zahid said, the more MPs supporting the prime minister the stronger the Madani government and now the government has the support of 153 MPs.
Zahid added, as a Perikatan Nasional (PN) MP, Zulkafperi made the decision to support the prime minister on his own accord.
“With the current number, it already exceeded two thirds majority; while 153 Members of Parliament is a decent number,” he said.
Zulkafperi is the latest opposition MP to declare support for Anwar. He said he is still a member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia,as reported by NST.
The other five Bersatu MPs who had previously declared support for Anwar includes Datuk Syed Abu Hassin Hafiz (Bukit Gantang); Zahari Kechik (Jeli); Mohd Azizi Abu Naim (Gua Musang); Iskandar Dzulkarnain Abdul Khalid (Kuala Kangsar) and Dr. Suhili Abdul Rahman (Labuan).