‘No’ to increasing retirement age


 Not this time: Adnan (left) and Syed Hussain are not in favour ofincreasing the retirement age.Not this time: Adnan (left) and Syed Hussain are not in favour ofincreasing the retirement age.

Reports by GERARD GIMINO and DIYANA PFORDTEN


PETALING JAYA: A huge debate that emerged in the 1990s is now repeating, but with differing views even from the same groups involved.

Back then, Cuepacs, for instance, had pushed hard for a later retirement but today, the union and private sector employers are not keen with suggestions from economists that the retirement age be extended to cope with an ageing population.

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