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Move to extend age limit on village chiefs

October 31, 2015

Ismail says his ministry proposes to allow exceptions to retirement age of 65


IPOH: The rural development ministry has proposed extending the mandatory retirement age of 65 for village chiefs.

The minister, Ismail Sabri, said he would discuss the matter with the chief ministers and executive councils of all states.

“Previously, the Cabinet had decided that at age 65, a village head should step down. However, the ministry will suggest for some exceptions in certain circumstances.”

Ismail Sabri said the ministry also planned to establish a condition whereby a village head must be a registered voter with the Election Commission.

“They are also appointed as assistant registrars of voters, so how can they be looking for people to register to vote, but then not be registered themselves?,” he asked.



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