KOTA KINABALU: Sepanggar UMNO Women wants the allowances for teachers and civil servants from Sabah in the Peninsular to be equal with their Peninsular counterparts who work in Sabah.
Sabah Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Jainab Ahmad, said there are many Sabahan teachers and public servants who went to the Peninsular to gain experiences but they are not given an equal allowance.
“I hope for the educators and civil servants are treated equally by giving the same amount of allowances,” she said in her speech for the Sepanggar UMNO Women Annual Meeting at Dewan ILP, yesterday.
In a different matter, she also said more efforts are needed to increase the number of public-owned Borneo Mart shops which are exempted from tax in the state.
According to her, Borneo Mart shops are selling more than 500 different kinds of goods its availability is beneficial for reducing the burden of the public
“With Borneo Mart we are able to control the prices of goods; because there are many business owners who take the advantage to charge excessively,” she said. – SayangSabah