KUALA LUMPUR: Slightly over 30% of the 17,942 government officers who were hired on a contract basis have been terminated, says Datuk Liew Vui Keong (pic).
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department said 3,252 had their contracts terminated as their projects were either completed or discontinued, while 2,934 would be axed once their contract ends.
Liew said the contracts for 11,394 officers who were hired as kindergarten teachers, drivers, and administrative officers will still continue.
"The placements of some 277 officers are still being considered by their new agencies, while another 85 will be given other placements,” he said in a parliamentary written reply to Lim Kit Siang (PH-Iskandar Puteri) who had asked on the termination of political appointees by the new Government on Monday (August 6).
Liew said the officers were placed at the Community Development Department (Kemas), Special Affairs Department (Jasa), National Unity and Integration Department (Perpaduan) and the Prime Minister's Department's Implementation Coordination Unit among others.
Those whose contracts have been terminated earlier than the stipulated agreement have been given a month's notice, or wages in accordance with government rules.