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Retirement age will not be extended to 62: Ali Hamsa

Tan Sri Dr Ali hamsa - Pix Wiki
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KUALA LUMPUR:  The government has no immediate plan  to extend the retirement age of civil servants from 60 to 62 years since thecurrent retirement age is sufficient.

Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said the government has not started any discussion to raise the retirement age since we have just revised the retirement age.

“Give us some time to implement the 60 years retirement age,” he told reporters after chairing the Asean Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Centres of Government meeting here, today.

The meeting was held in conjunction with the Asean-OECD GRP Practices Conference 2015 from March 10-12.

The meeting will be attended by heads of prime minister’s office, cabinet secretaries and chief secretaries of government from ASEAN member states.

Ali Hamsa said at this moment, the government will maintain the current retirement age of 60 years.

Asked whether he has received any proposal on the matter, Ali Hamsa said he only knew about the proposal through the media.

On Saturday, Congress of Unions of Employess in the Public and Civil Service (CUEPACS) president Datuk Azih Muda suggested that the government consider extending the retirement age for civil servants from 60 to 62 years since Malaysia is heading towards becoming a developed nation.

This is because many developed nations such as Singapore, European countries and the United States have extended their retirement age to 65 years.- BERNAMA


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