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Malaysia Cuts Staff

Dr Mahathir Mohamad: Malaysia to cut some 17,000 civil servants

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Free Malaysia Today has reported that Malaysia’s new prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad cited the government will axe some 17,000 civil servants who are political appointees in a bid to reduce government spending. According to the report, he said that there is too much wastage in the public sector. On that note, Dr Mahathir told reporters at the Perdana Leadership Foundation: “There are too many contract officers. Political appointees will be terminated.”

However, Dr Mahathir stressed that those earning low wages would be spared by being reassigned to other jobs which suit their respective qualifications.

“We don’t want to make life difficult for them. This is currently being carried out and it will take time,” Dr Mahathir concluded in the report.

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