They can of­fer their ex­per­tise at fo­rums and work­shops, says min­is­ter

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THE ex­pe­ri­ences of gov­ern­ment pen­sion­ers could be put to good use in the run-up to the 2050 Na­tional Trans­for­ma­tion Pro­gramme (TN50).

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said pen­sion­ers could of­fer their ex­per­tise at fo­rums, work­shops and TN50 ses­sions. He said this af­ter clos­ing the TN50 pen­sion­ers fo­rum or­gan­ised by the Malaysian Gov­ern­ment Pen­sion­ers Foun­da­tion (YPKM) yes­ter­day.

“Pen­sion­ers can use their ex­pe­ri­ence to help the gov­ern­ment.

“A depart­ment di­rec­tor with 15 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in his field, for ex­am­ple, could of­fer in­valu­able in­put.”

Mahdzir said the shar­ing of ex­pe­ri­ences in paving Malaysia’s fu­ture via TN50 was one of the vi­tal ways in which pen­sion­ers could con­trib­ute to the cause.

The fo­rum gath­ered more than 200 gov­ern­ment pen­sion­ers na­tion­wide to dis­cuss and de­lib­er­ate on top­ics of wel­fare, pen­sion rates and fu­ture plans.

YPKM chair­man Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat said a res­o­lu­tion con­tain­ing 18 items was drafted as a re­sult of the fo­rum, and would be sub­mit­ted to the gov­ern­ment for ap­proval soon.

“We dis­cussed ur­gent mat­ters, for ex­am­ple, on how gov­ern­ment pen­sion­ers are di­vided into many as­so­ci­a­tions. We agreed that we will unite to en­sure TN50 is a suc­cess.”

Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid

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