Melaka civil service just enough, says CM


MELAKA: The number of civil servants in Melaka will remain status quo, says Chief Minister Adly Zahari.

He said there was no plan to trim the workforce and the state government will maintain the numbers.

“Presently, the number of civil servants stands at 5,300, apart from the staff employed by four local councils,” he said in a press conference.

Adly said the number was sufficient, considering Melaka was in the midst of witnessing robust development.

“We need the manpower. In the administrative aspect, we will proceed as normal and new recruitments will depend on vacancy, while termination of service will be determined by the outcome of the key performance indicator,” he said.

In another development, Adly said the State Education Trust Fund (Tapem) has allocated education assistance totalling RM15mil to 27 undergrads pursuing studies at Universiti Al-Azhar in Egypt.

He said Tapem is also setting aside more allocations for local students to pursue studies in various fields, including sports science.

“Tapem will look into the educational needs of all races,” he added.