PETALING JAYA, 13 Mar: The Transformative Remuneration System (SST) to structure the new salary for civil servants does not help civil servants much, said PKR Strategy Director, Rafizi Ramli.
This is because the SST, which was announced by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, only offers a new salary package, with no guarantees towards any other issues.
“The issue is not about the salary hike alone but about what would happen to them after the increase.
“Public servants are not guaranteed after they have completed their service to the government. Najib only announced an increase in salary, but this does not help in terms of housing and so on,” he said.
Rafizi also stated that he was confident that this increase in salary will not change 100 percent of the view of civil servants towards the current government.
“Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) promise is clear that the offer is not only in terms of finance and salary package but to restore freedom, position and prestige in the public service in the administration of the country compared to what is happening now, where Najib is more dependent on consultants,” he said in a press conference at the PKR headquarters here.
Najib had earlier announced that the SST will structure the maximum salary of civil servants in the Minimum-Maximum Wage Table in addition to the Annual Salary Increment (ASI) of three times, with effect from 1 January 2013.
Rafizi also questioned the period of salary increase for civil servants which was just recently announced, seeing that the five-year mandate given to BN has ended on 8 March.
He said that it clearly shows the irresponsible attitude of Najib in attracting civil servants with hopes that they will support Umno-BN in the upcoming general elections.