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Govt servants want retirement age raised to 62

March 7, 2015

Civil services union points to higher retirement age in developed countries

Retirement planningKEMAMAN: Government servants are asking for the retirement age to be raised to 62.

Cuepacs, the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Service, wants the government to consider extending the retirement age for civil servants.

Its president Azih Muda said the proposal should be considered by the government in light of the country’s economic uncertainty about becoming a developed nation.

“Today, we can see that most countries have extended their retirement age to 65, such as Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, European countries as well as the United States, and our country, which is heading towards becoming a developed nation should take similar steps.

“The government has to bear high costs to produce officers who are committed and experienced through training, so they have the expertise, experience and knowledge… like lecturers, most of them only receive their doctorates (PhD) at the age of 55 to 56, so after spending thousands for a PhD, should they retire just after five years of service,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters after officiating the 2015 Flood Disaster Relief Mission organised by Cuepacs and Angkasa, which was also attended by Terengganu Angkasa liaison secretary, Mohamed Yusoff and Terengganu Cuepacs chairman Mohammed Idris Maliki here today.

— BERNAMA

 


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