This raise is "not workable" in the current situation, but PM Anwar has said that there will be "some positive updates" shared in the closing of the Budget 2023 debate on 9 March.
A raise in Malaysia's civil servants’ salary scheme will be a top priority for the government once the country's income situation has improved, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has stated.
Speaking at the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister's Department on Monday (6 March 2023), PM Anwar noted that "in the current situation", such a raise "is not workable." However, he added, he will be sharing "some positive updates" during the closing of the Budget 2023 debate in Parliament this Thursday (9 March).
As cited by Bernama, the Prime Minister added that based on his observations, the government's machinery at the state and federal levels had "acted swiftly in handling the flood situation in Johor", proof of the "credibility of civil servants in managing disaster situations without having to wait for instructions."
He elaborated, per the Bernama report: “This means that there is awareness among all levels, especially civil servants, to carry out their duties sincerely and quickly."
Overall, PM Anwar highlighted that while the role of experts and negotiators is especially important in good policy frameworks, civil servants "must be the drivers of the project, and experts and consultants should provide sufficient support in bringing good policies for the people and the country."
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