Downsizing Civil Servants: Pas Responded On Behalf Of Dap
KUALA LUMPUR – Pas today responded on the issue of ‘Special Project In Downsizing Civil Servants’ on behalf of DAP to support the statement of DAP’s National Publicity Secretary, Tony Pua, who wanted to downsize up to 650, 000 civil servants if Pakatan Rakyat rules the country.
Maybe uneasy with the objection made by various sides including Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (CUEPECS) regarding the issue, Pas today made a statement to defend the idea ‘stolen’ by DAP from China.
Pas’s Information Chief, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man stressed that the main focus of Pakatan Rakyat if they manage to form a Federal Government is to re-coordinate the number of civil servants and to form an arbitration process towards the current staff.
He added that the main issue in the public sector is the imbalance in the number of workforce and that it could be overcome by the implementation of Pakatan Rakyat’s plan.
“For example, as for road service, various agencies are involved – that include the police, highway patrol, Public Transport Department, Department of Environment etc.
“This could reduce the habit of spending extravagantly and bribery like what was presented during the Audit report annually,” he said to the media today.
Commenting on the regards of downsizing that was meant by Tony, Tuan Ibrahim said, it depends on the needs of Pakatan Rakyat Government in the future.
“The matter of downsizing and upsizing of civil servants depend on the interest and country’s needs in the future,” he added.
Tony who is also Petaling Jaya Utara’s MP told the media that half of 1.3 million civil servants will be decreased gradually every year to cut the country’s cost of paying their salary.
Tony added that civil servants who does not perform will be fired and given half a month salary in compensation, while the seniors will be advised to retire earlier.
Due to the statement, the Vice President of CUEPECS, Azih Muda expressed his concerns in the future of all civil servants of Pakatan Rakyat takes over the current government.
“If that is how they take civil servants, this could provide bad impact for us in the future,” he said.
Other than describing the act as something that is irrelevant, Azih believe that the implementation would decrease the morale among civil servants and it would deter new workforce to join the sector.
By: ZAMZUKHAIRI NOORDIN