Govt to look into fate of re­trenched civil ser­vants

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KUALA LUMPUR: The gov­ern­ment will look into the fate of re­trenched civil ser­vants fol­low­ing the dis­band­ment of cer­tain gov­ern­ment agen­cies in an ef­fort to give them jus­tice, said Prime Min­is­ter Tun Dr Ma­hathir Mo­hamad.

He said the gov­ern­ment will study whether they were in­volved in do­ing po­lit­i­cal bid­ding.

“Yes , many were vic­timised by our (gov­ern­ment’s) ac­tion, we will take note whether they were in­volved in po­lit­i­cal work or were just gov­ern­ment ser­vants,” he told re­porters after chair­ing a Pakatan Hara­pan Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil meet­ing in Petaling Jaya yes­ter­day.

Dr Ma­hathir said the gov­ern­ment will be col­lect­ing data on those in­volved for fur­ther ac­tion.

He also ad­mit­ted that the gov­ern­ment has been harshly crit­i­cised over the dis­band­ments which af­fected the in­come of the staff in­volved.

How­ever, Dr Ma­hathir ad­mit­ted the dis­band­ment of the agen­cies had to be done be­cause they had been abused by the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment for po­lit­i­cal pur­poses and fur­ther­more, the cur­rent gov­ern­ment did not have the funds to re­tain these agen­cies.

“We do not have money and do not steal money, we only de­pend on gov­ern­ment rev­enue, so it’s not enough to fi­nance what the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment has done,” he said.

On May 23, Dr Ma­hathir an­nounced the dis­band­ment of sev­eral Gov­ern­ment agen­cies such as the Land Pub­lic Trans­port Com­mis­sion (SPAD), Spe­cial Af­fairs Depart­ment (JASA), Na­tional Pro­fes­sors Coun­cil (MPN) and Fed­eral Vil­lage De­vel­op­ment and Se­cu­rity Com­mit­tees (JKKKP). – Ber­nama

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