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The new salary scheme for civil servants will be announced before the end of next year. This was announced by the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on November 7 (Tuesday).

Anwar, who is also finance minister, said several guidelines will be prepared before the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2024 to facilitate the announcement of the new salary scheme.

“Our existing policy is to have a salary adjustment study every 10 years, but we’re already entering the 12th year. There hasn’t been a comprehensive study done before this, but now I have announced the Public Service Renumeration Scheme Study,” he said.

Anwar also added that the government announced during the tabling of the Budget 2024 that an initial incentive of RM2,000 would be paid to civil servants Grade 56 and below as well as an RM1,000 incentive to all government retirees, including pensioned and non-pensioned veterans as the study would take some time to complete.

The payments would be made on a one-off basis at the end of February 2024, he said.

Anwar also said that the unity government is planning clear policies focused towards lifting the country’s economy and the prosperity of its people in an effort to improve and boost the current national economic situation.

Earlier in August, the government announced that it was preparing to provide detailed information about the salary increase for approximately 1.3 million civil servants ahead of the presentation of the 2024 Budget in October.

Deputy Finance Minister 1 Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan stated that the increase in pension payment costs for retired non-pensioned military personnel would also be detailed. – Bernama/The New Strait Times


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