PM lauds govt workers for taking allowance cut

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KUALA LUMPUR: The contributions of civil servants through the cut in their Fixed Entertainment Allowance and Fixed Public Service Allowance prove their solidarity with the government in fighting Covid-19, says the Prime Minister.

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic)said the solidarity also reflected the civil servants’ support of frontliners, who have been working tirelessly to curb and protect the public from being infected by the coronavirus.

He added that the contribution of civil servants, excluding frontliners and those from Grades 1-28, would be channelled to the Covid-19 Disaster Trust Fund.

“Thank you, civil servants. I truly appreciate and laud your solidarity and contribution to the country in fighting Covid-19 through the allowance cut.

“Thank you so much to all who have been directly or indirectly involved in managing the pandemic in the country for more than a year now, ” he posted on Facebook.

The Prime Minister also prayed that all civil servants nationwide continue to be under Allah’s protection, regardless of their roles in fighting Covid-19.

“May all of us and our country be protected from the threats of this pandemic. InsyaAllah, ” he added.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali had announced that a portion of civil servants’ fixed allowances would be cut and channelled to the Covid-19 Disaster Trust Fund for three months.

He said contributions from over 800,000 civil servants were estimated to be more than RM30mil.

The Fixed Entertainment Allowance deduction rate for JUSA A and above is 50%, JUSA B (20%), JUSA C (10%) and Grades 44 to 56 (5%), and RM10 from the Fixed Public Service Allowance of those in Grades 29 to 41.

On Monday, Muhyiddin also announced that all ministers and deputy ministers would not be taking their salaries for three months from June. — Bernama



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