PETALING JAYA, 1 Apr: Civil servants are set to receive Corruption Eradication Dividend which will be introduced by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) when they conquer Putrajaya after the 13th General Elections (GE-13).
All this is from efforts to curb wastage and corruption from management expenditure costing RM34 billion a year by the PR government.
Chairman of the PKR Trade and Industry Bureau, Wong Chen said that as an incentive, a part any savings from the fight to eradication corruption will be allocated as a dividend paid to civil servants in the form of additional bonuses.
“PKR is confident and trusts that the sincerity of civil servants in joining together to build a new Malaysia that is free from corruption.
“The approach of the corruption eradication dividend is believed to be able to accelerate PR’s target of stopping leakages to fund the People’s Manifesto programmes,” he said at a press conference at the PKR headquarters.
He added that PR will also implement any announcement of pay increase which is made effective on 1 July 2013 and salary adjustments for the police and military on 1 January 2014.
In addition, PR will implement salary adjustments for civil servants in accordance to the implementation of the minimum wage of RM1,100 for public and private sector workers throughout the country.
He said that the proposed revision of salary adjustments will be held every three years automatically, not by the current practice of uncertainty which is based merely on the will of political leaders.
“The way Umno-BN addresses economic pressures faced by the people is to increase salaries and allowances of civil servants on 1 July 2013, after the 13th General Elections (GE-13).
“The proposal is a half-baked solution and is not comprehensive. It is short term in nature, without solving the underlying problem faced by civil servants and the people of Malaysia, particularly in relation to the sharp increase in prices of goods,” he added.