Saturday, 17 December 2011

Targeting US15,000 per capita income

This is a good move by the government that even opposition parties
never wanted to make. This is the first concrete news but alas, this
may just be a target, like vision 2020. Instead of getting nearer to a
developed status, Malaysia is going down the drain when states like
the Indonesian Kalimantan has a per capita income of 100% higher than
Sabah, one of the Malaysian state, the 2nd largest state with lots of
resources in timber, oil palm, petroleum and cocoa.

It is not clear how much is the increase. The basic may appear to
increase by RM225 per month, for one particular salary sacale, but
most of the government salary comes from allowances. It is not clear
if these allowances are reduced or even removed completely. After all,
it was just an allowance, that can be taken away at any time.

Why the lack of transparency now? Is this just an election promise of
nothing? When the BN wins the election, their most important backers,
the employers and businessmen will revert to their mantra that NO

The ass-licking economists will also want us to believe that
Kalimantan Indonesians just increase their skill and productivity
overnight by 100% over Sabahans. As long as Malaysian still respect
these idiotic economists and managers, Singapore and Brunei will
continue increasing their bank accounts while Malaysians will continue
to have their bank accounts decreasing.

There are many cases where you just don't trust your intuition and
common senses, but rely more on facts and real examples, such as the
case of Singapore and Brunei, and even historical Malaysia, especially
Sabah. Sabahans, from the richest in the world under the British
colonial masters, to become among the poorest in the world under

17 December 2011 | Last updated at 12:49PM
PSD to review civil servants' salary
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Allowances and salary adjustments will be done in stages

A review of civil servants' allowances and salary adjustments is
expected following the Jan 1 implementation of the New Civil Service
Remuneration Scheme (SBPA).

Public Service Department (PSD) director-general Tan Sri Abu Bakar
Abdullah said this was an "ongoing process" to keep the structure
"current with the times".

"However, that is for the future as what we are concentrating on right
now is the SBPA."

He said the study would depend on the government's finances.

He added that the department took the first step -- implementing the
new remuneration scheme -- given the government's favourable state of

A per capita income of US$15,000 (RM47,550) is expected by 2020 when
Malaysia reaches the status of a developed nation.

"Since the nation is moving on track towards the vision, this is the
master plan of the government for the civil servants with regards to
their income, so that they will be able to live comfortably."

Earlier, Abu Bakar was quoted in an online news portal as saying that
it had been confirmed that the department would be reviewing the
allowances and salary adjustments in stages starting from next year,
following the implementation of the SBPA.

The new system, part of the 2012 Budget, has created four hierarchies
in the civil service: the premier, top management, management and
professional, as well as the implementation groups.

Meanwhile, the government will introduce a new scheme for pharmacology
lecturers in public higher learning institutions under the SBPA next

Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said under
the Pharmacology Lecturer Service Scheme (DUF), all pharmacology
lecturers would be given a starting salary equivalent to the
University Lecturer Service Scheme (DS).

He said the same criteria to assess university lecturers would be used
for the promotion of pharmacology lecturers right up to First-Level
Special Grade (Gred Khas Turus Satu). "Previously, through the
Malaysian Remuneration System (SSM), there was no special service
scheme for pharmacology lecturers as they are only appointed under the
DS scheme.

For this reason, he said it was difficult for the public higher
learning institutions to conduct assessments for promotions for
pharmacology lecturers based on pharmacist career path under the
Health Ministry, as it involved a different scheme.

Khaled said this in his speech before launching the Potential Centres
of Excellence 2011 and presenting a mock cheque of RM260 million of
the RM200 book voucher to student representatives.

Read more: PSD to review civil servants' salary - General - New
Straits Times

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