Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Civil Servants Hoping For Bonus Before Raya

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- Civil servants are hoping for bonus payment from the government before Hari Raya Puasa although the 2010 Budget will only be tabled on Oct 23.

Some civil servants are already appealing to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak through his 1Malaysia website for the government to give bonus.

Website visitor Mayau Sarikei from Sarawak said each year, he and his wife would need to spend a bit more in preparation for Aidilfitri.

"However, this time my wife and I will have to cut down on our Raya expenditure as the 2010 Budget will only be tabled in October.

"This means, the government may not be able to make a bonus allocation for civil servants.

"Therefore, I hope YAB Datuk Seri (Najib) will find a way to give us Raya bonus to enable us to prepare for the Raya celebration," he said.

His appeal was supported by several individuals who only referred to themselves as "penjawat awam" (civil servants), saying that the sudden increase in the price of daily essentials was a worrying burden for them.

"Without the bonus, it is difficult for us civil servants to prepare for Hari Raya," said one of the "penjawat awam".

This person hoped that Najib, who is also Finance Minister, would favourably consider their request and give a bonus of at least RM1,000 to each civil servant, to be paid in two instalments -- before Raya and in mid-December.

Another of the website's visitor, Jayiddin Simon, suggested that the government abolish the driving licence fee to lessen the people's financial burden. -- BERNAMA

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