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Govt To Study Payment Of Raya Bonus

Published On July 18, 2013 |

PUTRAJAYA – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government would study the payment of a bonus for civil servants in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

“We will look into it.

“There is still time,” he said at a media conference at the special meeting room in his office, here, yesterday.

He had earlier witnessed the signing of an agreement between the North Corridor Implementation Authority and four companies that had agreed to invest RM1.96 billion in states in the Northern Corridor of Malaysia.

Najib spoke on the bonus when referring to the possibility that there would be good news for the 1.4 million civil servants following the request yesterday by Cuepacs, which said it was still hopeful the government would pay a half-month bonus to public servants although they would be receiving their annual increment this month.

The Cuepacs statement cropped up a day after Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said the government had yet to discuss the bonus, and the announcement on the annual salary increment twice this year could be considered as a bonus. – Bernama