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.