CUEPACS has advised civil servants to heed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's warning on taking too much medical leave, Tamil Nesan reported.
Quoting its president Nordin Abdul Hamid, the paper said abusing medical leave will mar the image of the public service.
The paper quoted him as saying that although the number of civil servants who frequently take medical leave was small, there was a lot of negative implications.
Nordin urged the higher authorities or heads of government departments to monitor the problem and not be fooled by easily available medical certificates.
However, he added that it was the duty of the heads of departments to authorise genuine leave.
Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban reported that enforcement officers from the Shah Alam City Council, together with the police riot squad, demolished 36 squatter houses in Kampung Saujana in Section U2 on Wednesday morning.
Seventeen people were arrested for obstructing the demolition work. They were released in the evening after questioning.
The residents, including the elderly and disabled persons, said they had been living there for 20 years, but were told to move to a five-storey block of flats 36km away.
Adding salt to injury, they claimed that they had not been provided any loan facilities for the new homes.
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