Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced several new incentives for employees of Telekom Malaysia (TM). Related to holidays, education and health, the incentives are designed to fulfill the employee's happiness index, Bernama reported.

Speaking during a 'Session with the Prime Minister' yesterday, PM Najib said these incentives were provided by the management of the telecommunications company to spur the staff to discharge their duties well.

"Any pregnant TM employee can go home one hour earlier from work. This is innovative," he said. Also present at the event was Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The Prime Minister added that TM employees were also given compassionate leave to manage family matters, such as the birth of a grandchild or to take parents and children for medical treatment.

"'Senior' employees who have just got a grandchild are entitled to seven days leave to visit the newborn," he said.

Najib also announced various other benefits including dental and medical treatment incentives valued at between RM500 and RM700 for executive staff, and between RM250 and RM500 for non-executive staff.

Additionally, he added: "Those who have children studying at the Multimedia University can get a discount of 35% on the education loan. Students who secure first-class honours in their examination will be exempted from repaying their loans."

In his speech, Najib also expressed appreciation to TM for its success in implementing the High Speed Broadband and contribution to the development of the country's telecommunications industry.

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