Thursday, March 8, 2012

Civil servants' salaries to increase by 7% to 13%

What does it tell you when the PM announces that:

Civil servants will get a salary adjustment of between 7% and 13% under the Malaysian Remuneration System (SSM) which will be reintroduced with improvements.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Thursday announced that the SSM would replace the controversial New Remuneration Scheme for civil servants (SBPA).

Najib said staff in the management and professional group would enjoy a 13% adjustment in their salaries.

He said Jusa grades A, B and C officers would get a 9% adjustment while staff in Grades 2 and 3 will see a 8% hike.

Grade 1 staff and the Chief Secretary to the Government would get a 7% adjustment.

Najib also announced that the Cost of Living Allowance (Cola) had been increased from RM200 to RM250 for those working in the B area, and from RM100 to RM150 for those in the C area.

The salary adjustment and new Cola rates are expected to be backdated to Jan 1.

(Source: The Star)

No prizes for the correct answer.
I read somewhere that Malaysia is quite like Greece in that there is a high percentage of citizens in the civil service.


  1. Die.

    After this everything also increase price. @.@

  2. I think cost of living in malaysia has increased over the years. Would this help a bit at least?

    I wonder what are all those grades A, B, C officers.

  3. Lina, everything also increase price, unfortunately not the salary at the private sector.

    So illogical about the price increase after the civil service salary increase, don't you think?

    The answer I was looking for for the question is: General election, but you already knew that.

  4. Ai Shiang, indeed cost of living has increased in Malaysia and any increase helps.

    I think similar to the job grades in the private sector, these job grades determine the job that they do and the salary band.

  5. Do you know that unlimited water, electric ,maid ,drivers and god knows what allowances do these Jusa ABC people Get. All are having Good time at rakyats expense in the boleh land. Head of depart in any Government agency always attending meeting or kursus, filling up claim forms. will they have time to work