Dr M: Govt to re-engage essential employees and those of lower pay

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 23 May 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that the Government will look at re-engaging "essential" government employees and employees of lower pay who had their contracts terminated.

This comes after thousands of government employees were served termination notices after Pakatan Harapan won the general election.

"Most of them (who were dismissed) were politically appointed and mostly contract officers," said Dr Mahathir after chairing the first Cabinet meeting at Perdana Putra here on Wednesday (May 23).

"What we will do is that we will terminate their contracts. But we will re-engage those who are essential and also those of lower pay," he said.

Dr Mahathir said that those with low incomes, like drivers, will be retained by the Government.

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