Pen­sion­ers seek rise in pay­ment in meet­ing with Na­jib

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Gov­ern­ment Pen­sion­ers Foun­da­tion held a meet­ing with Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak in Pu­tra­jaya on Fri­day to dis­cuss the di­rec­tion of the foun­da­tion and the role pen­sion­ers can play in help­ing the gov­ern­ment.

Its chair­man, Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat, said the meet­ing also touched on the role of pen­sion­ers in the 2050 Na­tional Trans­for­ma­tion pro­gramme (TN50).

“We told the prime min­is­ter that we sup­port TN50 and (we) have formed a spe­cial com­mit­tee headed by (for­mer eco­nomic plan­ning unit di­rec­tor-gen­eral) Tan Sri Su­laiman Mah­bub,” he said.

Foun­da­tion mem­bers at the meet­ing in­cluded Ad­mi­ral (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd An­war Mohd Nor, for­mer in­spec­tor-gen­eral of po­lice Tan Sri Is­mail Omar, for­mer Univer­siti Te­knologi Mara vicechan­cel­lor Tan Sri Ibrahim Abu Shah and for­mer ed­u­ca­tion di­rec­tor-gen­eral Tan Sri Alimud­din Mohd Dom.

Also present were Congress of Unions of Em­ploy­ees in the Pub­lic and Civil Ser­vices (Cuepacs) for­mer pres­i­dent Datuk Omar Os­man and for­mer en­tre­pre­neur and co­op­er­a­tive de­vel­op­ment min­istry sec­re­tary-gen­eral Datuk Musa Mo­hamad.

The foun­da­tion asked that the gov­ern­ment con­sider an in­crease in pen­sion pay­ments to re­tirees.

Aseh said Na­jib had promised to re­view the mat­ter, but his de­ci­sion would de­pend on the ca­pa­bil­ity of the gov­ern­ment to do so.

The mem­bers also dis­cussed the in­au­gu­ral Pen­sion­ers Day on July 19.

“The prime min­is­ter ex­pressed his readi­ness to be with us dur­ing the as­sem­blies, which will be held in the north, south, west coast, east coast, as well as in Sabah and Sarawak,” said Aseh.

There are 750,000 for­mer civil ser­vants who re­ceive pen­sion from the gov­ern­ment.

The foun­da­tion is also pa­tron to sev­eral pen­sion so­ci­eties na­tion­wide.

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