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Almost 60% of graduates still unemployed a year after graduation
KUALA LUMPUR: Nearly 60% of first degree holders and above remain unemployed after one year of graduating, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix).
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Minister: Almost 60pc of graduates remain unemployed a year after graduation
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 — Nearly 60 per cent of first degree holders and above remain unemployed after one year of graduating, according to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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PDRM proposes allowance for PPM staff
GEORGE TOWN: The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has proposed that the government consider giving a RM500 monthly marine allowance to 2,270 officers and members of its Marine Police Force (PPM). Inspect...
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Deputy minister: Govt to implement Value Audit Management System next year
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 9 — The Value Audit Management System (SPAN 2.0) will be implemented starting next year for more structured and effective public service value management, said Deputy Minister in the ...
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Diplomat Postgraduate Programme to begin producing specialist officers
The Foreign Affairs Ministry will start the Diplomat Postgraduate Programme next year to produce specialist officers, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.
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Shortage of social workers among challenges in addressing social problems – Wan Azizah
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR; Shortage of social workers is one of the factors attributing to inefficient management of efforts to address social problems in th...
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Budget 2020: Cuepacs calls for higher individual income tax relief
KOTA KINABALU: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged the government to increase the individual income tax relief rate from RM9,000 to RM18,000 due to...
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Mohd Khairul Adib appointed D-G of Public Service Dept effective Oct 1
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman has been appointed as the new Director-General of Public Service Department, effective Oct 1.
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Mohd Khairul Adib appointed Public Service Dept D-G effective Oct 1
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 28 — Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman has been appointed as the new Director-General of Public Service Department, effective October 1.
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Dire shortage of geriatricians in country
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has highlighted the low number of specialists trained in elderly healthcare in the country.
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‘Genetic counsellors needed’
KUALA LUMPUR: More genetic counsellors are needed to address preventable genetic-related health issues but there is a lack of government recognition of such a post, said Genetic Counselling Society Malaysia (GCSM) special adviser Prof Dr Thong Meow Keong.
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More genetic counsellors needed in Malaysia, says expert
KUALA LUMPUR: There is a need for more genetic counsellors to address preventable genetic-related health issues that people face such as diabetes, thalassemia and...
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Is the pension scheme really too expensive to maintain?
I refer to the proposal to convert the civil service pension scheme to a contract scheme.
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Pension, EPF, both require good management
I REFER to the proposal to convert the civil service pension scheme to a contract scheme.
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PSD, PSC merger in the works: DG
PUTRAJAYA: There is a plan to merge the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) as one organisation, according to PSD director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.
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Public Service Dept, Public Service Commission merger in the works, says DG
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 5 ― There is a plan to merge the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) as one organisation, said PSD director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.
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Contractual system to replace permanent, pension schemes for public service
PUTRAJAYA: From next year onwards, new appointments in the public service will no longer be made under the permanent and pension schemes which will be replaced with an improved contractual scheme, say...
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Public Service Department, Public Service Commission merger in the works — DG
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 4): There is a plan to merge the Public Service Department (PSD) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) as one organisation, said PSD director-general Datuk Seri Borhan Dolah.
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Exam for Taiwan dental graduates wanting to register in Malaysia under review, says dep minister
Dr Lee Boon Chye SIBU: The Health Ministry is reviewing a 2016 decision requiring dental graduates from Taiwan to sit for a qualifying examination in Malaysia, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon...
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No decision yet on state Syariah Chief Judge
KOTA KINABALU: A new state Syariah Chief Judge has been proposed but the appointment would be decided by Federal authorities, says Sabah Law and Native Affairs Minister Datuk Aidi Moktar.
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Niosh developing comprehensive solution to address mental health
PUTRAJAYA: The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) is developing a comprehensive solution to help employers and workers to systematically address mental health problems in the...
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Niosh developing 'psychological first aid kit' for the workplace
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Niosh) is developing a comprehensive solution to help employers and workers to systematically address mental health problems in the workplace.
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Review of civil servants' allowances is subject to Government's financial...
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 7): Reviews on regional housing allowance (EPW) and regional incentive allowance (BIW) and other public sector allowances are being done from time to time, the Public Service Department...
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Cuepacs urges Putrajaya to revise civil servants’ salaries
KUCHING, Aug 5 — The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) today called on the government to consider revising the salaries of civil servants throughout the coun...
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MOH should enlighten on Taiwanese bachelor degrees issue
SIBU: The Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association (STGA) is urging the Ministry of Health (MOH) to clear the air over the issue of not recognising the Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from eight Taiwanes...
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Sarawak association: Health Ministry should enlighten on Taiwanese Bachelor’s degrees issue
SIBU, Aug 8 — The Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association (STGA) is urging the Ministry of Health (MOH) to clear the air over the issue of not recognising the Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry from eigh...
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Health Ministry wants JPA to increase job allocations for medical services professionals
SERIAN: The Ministry of Health (MOH) wants the Public Service Department (JPA) to increase the number of posts in the medical services due to the expansion of public health facilities nationwide.
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NRD receives over 100,000 applications for citizenships
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Registration Department (NRD) have received 111,142 applications for citizenships from 2013 to 2018, Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.
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New flexible working hours for Federal Government agencies from Aug 1
PUTRAJAYA (July 18): The implementation of flexible working hours (FWH) in Federal Government agencies nationwide will take effect from Aug 1, replacing the staggered working hours (SWH). According to...
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New flexible working hours for federal government agencies from Aug 1
PUTRAJAYA: The implementation of flexible working hours (FWH) in federal government agencies nationwide will take effect on Aug 1, replacing the staggered working hours (SWH). According to Service Ci...
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New flexible working hours for Federal Government agencies from Aug 1
PUTRAJAYA (July 17): The implementation of flexible working hours (FWH) in Federal Government agencies nationwide will take effect from Aug 1, replacing the staggered working hours (SWH). According to...
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New flexible working hours for federal government agencies from Aug 1
PUTRAJAYA, July 17 — The implementation of flexible working hours (FWH) in federal government agencies nationwide will take effect on Aug 1, replacing the staggered working hours (SWH). According to...
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PAC report on GST claims to be tabled Tuesday
KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on claims for refund on Goods and Services Tax (GST) amounting to RM19.4 billion will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (July 16).
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PAC to present report on missing GST refunds to parliament next Tuesday
KUALA LUMPUR (July 10): The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC)'s report on the missing goods and services tax (GST) tax refunds of RM19.4 billion will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next Tue...
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PAC to table report over 'missing' RM19.4bil GST refunds on July 16
KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will table its report over the "missing" RM19.4bil Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit refunds in Parliament on July 16.
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Civil service decline: Between evidence and perception
The response by Cuepacs to the World Bank report that the performance of Malaysia’s civil service has been declining since 2014 has been remarkable.
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‘Improve your performance’
PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister wants civil servants to improve their performance to counter the perception that their efficiency has dipped.
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Hire more from OKU community and empower them, says Penang deputy chief minister
BUTTERWORTH, June 30 — Both government and private sectors have a responsibility to empower people with disabilities (OKU), by increasing the number of work opportunities for them.
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Hire more from OKU community and empower them: Penang Deputy CM
BUTTERWORTH: Both government and private sectors have a responsibility to empower people with disabilities (OKU), by increasing the number of work opportunities for them.
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RTM contract staff issues to be resolved by year end: Gobind
KUALA LUMPUR: Staffing issues in Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), especially the ones affecting those under contract, will be resolved by year end.
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Gobind assures RTM contract staff issues to be resolved by year-end
Staffing issues in RTM, especially affecting those under contract, will be resolved by the end of the year.
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Gobind: RTM contract staff issues to be resolved by year end
KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 — Staffing issues in Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), especially the ones affecting those under contract, will be resolved by the year end.
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Govt studies proposal for salary, allowance increase for police
PUTRAJAYA: The government has to study in detail the proposal to increase the salaries and allowances for low-ranked police staff as it would have a multiplier effect, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyi...
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Govt studying police pay hike, says Muhyiddin
PUTRAJAYA, June 25 — The government has to study in detail the proposal to increase the salaries and allowances for low-ranked police staff as it would have a multiplier effect, said Home Minister T...
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Govt studies proposal for salary, allowance increase for police
PUTRAJAYA: The government has to study in detail the proposal to increase the salaries and allowances for low–ranked police staff as it would have a multiplier effect, said Home Minister Tan Sri Muh...
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Raise salaries of lower-ranked police, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: The salaries of lower-ranked members of the police – sergeants and below – are low and not enough to cover the cost of living, especially those stationed in cities, says Inspector-Ge...
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Needs of lower-ranked policemen to be given priority, says IGP
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — The lower ranked police personnel’s salaries, logistics and requirements will be given priority in efforts to enhance the integrity of the police force, says Inspector-Gene...
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Needs of lower ranked policemen to be given priority: IGP
KUALA LUMPUR: The lower ranked police personnel’s salaries, logistics and requirements will be given priority in efforts to enhance the integrity of the police force, says Inspector-General of Polic...
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IGP: Needs of lower-ranked policemen to be prioritised
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Lower-ranked police personnel's salaries, logistics and requirements will be given priority in efforts to enhance the integrity of the police force, says Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador.
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Intake of nurses not affected
SEREMBAN: There is no moratorium on the intake of nurses, says the Public Service Department (PSD).
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Appointment process for new Ipoh mayor expected to be completed by July
BATU GAJAH (June 3): The appointment process for a new Ipoh mayor is expected to be completed by July, said Housing, Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Islamic Affairs and New Villages Committe...
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Ipoh all abuzz over who will be next mayor
IPOH: The city, which has been without a mayor for the past few months, is now a hotbed for speculation on who’s taking over.
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Appointment process for new Ipoh mayor expected to be completed by July
BATU GAJAH: The appointment process for a new Ipoh mayor is expected to be completed by July, said Housing, Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Islamic Affairs and New Villages Committee chairman ...
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Appointment of new Ipoh mayor to be completed by July
The appointment process for the new mayor of Ipoh is expected to be completed by July, according to Perak exco Paul Yong.
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Appointment process for new Ipoh mayor expected to be completed by July
BATU GAJAH, June 2 — The appointment process for a new Ipoh mayor is expected to be completed by July, said Housing, Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Islamic Affairs and New Villages Committe...
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Ipoh mayor candidate withdrawing? Not true, says Perak exco
IPOH: Rumours about the proposed candidate for Ipoh mayor withdrawing at the last minute is not true, says state executive councillor Paul Yong.
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Blame the system, not the nurses
I WOULD like to enlighten the writer of the letter “Family members doing the nurse’s job” (The Star, May 25) in my capacity as a former nurse and now as a customer of the nursing service.
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PSD mulls barring civil servants from holding political posts
The Public Service Department (PSD) has proposed that Putrajaya bars civil servants from holding political party posts so as to avoid conflicts of interest and abuse of power.
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SPMC to be upgraded to city after Aidilfitri
GEORGE TOWN (19 May): The upgrading of the status of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (SPMC) to Seberang Perai City Council (SPCC) will be announced after Hari Raya Aidilfitri, said Housing and Lo...
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Seberang Prai attains city status
GEORGE TOWN: The Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will be upgraded to a city council status after Hari Raya Aidilfitri, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.
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Seberang Perai: Please call me a city.
I was based in Penang for 15 years after my graduation. 1998 – 2013.
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Seberang Prai Municipal Council awarded city council status
GEORGE TOWN: Penangites can look forward to a special bonus after Hari Raya Aidilfitri when the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) is awarded city council status.
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Cover for teachers on outings
GEORGE TOWN: Insurance coverage will be provided to teachers who accompany school children for co-curricular activities held outside schools, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.
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Ministry looking into incentives for teachers who furthered education
The Education Ministry is in discussion with the Public Service Department (JPA) to provide incentives to teachers who have furthered their education, obtaining Masters and PhDs.In his speech at the n...
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Education ministry mulls incentive for teachers for post-grad studies
The Education Ministry plans to give teachers incentives to further their studies to the masters and doctorate levels.
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Education Ministry mulls incentive for teachers for post-grad studies
GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry plans to give teachers incentives to further their studies to the masters and doctorate levels.
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Maszlee mulls incentives for teachers to get higher degrees
GEORGE TOWN, May 16 — Teachers may get incentives if they pursue post-graduate studies, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today amid the government’s effort to upskill the Malaysian workforce.
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Ministry looking into incentives for teachers who furthered education
GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry is in discussion with the Public Service Department (JPA) to provide incentives to teachers who have furthered their education, obtaining Masters and PhDs.
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Health ministry intends to take in more contract nurses
SERDANG: The health ministry is going to increase the number of contract nurses to serve at government hospitals and clinics.
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Customs: No new posts created for smuggling unit
PUTRAJAYA: The Customs Depart­ment has clarified that the setting up of its Special Internal Investi­gation Unit did not involve the creation of any posts and was instead done administratively by way of a task force.
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No new posts created for internal investigation unit, customs clarifies
The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has clarified that the setting up of its Special Internal Investigation Unit did not involve the creation of any posts and instead was done administratively by w...
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Putrajaya looking to restructure Orang Asli Dept
KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — The government is studying a proposal to restructure the Orang Asli Development Department (Jakoa) to ensure the welfare of the community is safeguarded more effectively.
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Acap still enjoys civil servants’ facilities
IPOH: Facilities, including the salary received by Mohamad Ashraf Hassan, who went missing while participating in the Gopeng Ultra Trail (GUT) Run 2019 in March, continues to be paid even though he is...
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Cuepacs urges govt to review civil servant wages
IPOH: The government has been urged to review the civil servants' wage system.
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Mazlan Bujang named Johor Bersatu chief
Bersatu Tebrau division chief Mazlan Bujang has been named as the party's new Johor liaison chairperson replacing the former menteri besar Osman Sapian.
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Dr M expects consent from Rulers on new chief justice this week
PUTRAJAYA, April 30 — The Conference of Rulers is expected to give their approval to the candidate for chief justice by Saturday, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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Unfazed by slide in approval, Dr M says still plenty of time to deliver 'lots of things'
PUTRAJAYA, April 30 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Pakatan Harapan (PH) still has years to address public dissatisfaction as indicated in a recent poll on his and the pact’s approva...
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Unhappiness with Pakatan’s war on graft reason for unpopularity, says Dr M
PUTRAJAYA, April 30 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said civil service support for himself, and not just the Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration, has declined since the coalition won ...
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USM gets more money from Putrajaya than Penang does, says backbencher
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang backbencher today urged Putrajaya to increase the amount of funding for the state, saying a local public university there receives more than what is given to the state as a whole...
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Acting DIGP assures officers of redeployment after task forces dissolved
Acting deputy inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador said police officers do not need to worry over the government's move to dissolve several police task forces.
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Zamri's tenure as Ipoh mayor shortened on medical grounds — PSD
PUTRAJAYA (April 25): The tenure of Datuk Zamri Man as Mayor of Ipoh was shortened to Feb 17 this year based on medical grounds, according to the Public Service Department (PSD). In a statement yester...
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PSD: Ipoh mayor not 'missing', tenure cut short on medical grounds
The tenure of Zamri Man as the mayor of Ipoh was shortened to Feb 17 on medical grounds, according to the Public Service Department.
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Zamri's tenure as Ipoh mayor shortened on medical grounds — PSD
PUTRAJAYA (April 24): The tenure of Datuk Zamri Man as Mayor of Ipoh was shortened to Feb 17 this year based on medical grounds, according to the Public Service Department (PSD). In a statement today,...
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Zamri Man’s tenure as Ipoh mayor shortened on medical grounds
PUTRAJAYA: The tenure of Zamri Man as mayor of Ipoh was shortened to Feb 17, 2019, based on medical grounds, according to the Public Service Department (PSD). In a statement today, the PSD said Zamri ...
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PSD: Ipoh mayor didn't go AWOL, tenure shortened due to illness
PUTRAJAYA, April 24 — The tenure of Datuk Zamri Man as Mayor of Ipoh was shortened to February 17 (2019) based on medical grounds, according to the Public Service Department (PSD). In a statement...
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PSD: Zamri's tenure as Ipoh mayor shortened on medical grounds
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The tenure of Datuk Zamri Man as Ipoh mayor was shortened to Feb 17, 2019, based on medical grounds, according to the Public Service Department (PSD).
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Number of civil servants in N. Sembilan will not be reduced: Aminuddin
SEREMBAN: The state government will not reduce the intake of civil servants as it is still using the policy set up by the Public Service Department (PSD), said Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri A...
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Zuraida makes better pay for ‘unsung’ firemen part of first-year targets as local govt minister
KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 — In her first term as housing and local government minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin plans to raise firefighters’ salaries in recognition of their service.
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Federal secretary facilitates closer ties between Sarawak, Federal govts
KUCHING: Outgoing Sarawak federal secretary (SUP) Datuk Mansor Man described his role as crucial in facilitating close cooperation between the state and federal governments.
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Rethinking the role of professors, post-Rome Statute controversy
The recent controversy over the Rome Statute shows the pattern of thought by our public university academics.
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Christian civil servants get unrecorded leave for Good Friday
PUTRAJAYA: The government has agreed for all Christian civil servants to be granted one-day unrecorded leave to observe and celebrate Good Friday, starting this year.
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Ministry aims to have more handicapped persons join workforce
PUTRAJAYA: As of Dec 31 last year, 3,856 handicapped persons (OKU) or 0.31% of handicapped persons are employed in the public sector out of the total 1,268,701 posts in the country, said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
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Refer to JPA portal for help
REFERENCE is made to the issue raised in the letter “Real struggle to get mum’s aid money” (The Star, April 11).
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Real struggle to get mum’s aid money
MY 86-year-old mother gets my father’s monthly pension of RM380.69. She is therefore entitled to the RM500 one-off payout which the government is giving to retired civil servants receiving a monthly...
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Daily 15-minute exercise sessions in all ministries soon: Dzulkefly
KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has agreed that every ministry will have 15-minute exercise sessions every day to encourage a healthy lifestyle, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Daily 15-minute exercise for all ministries soon
The cabinet has agreed that every ministry will have 15-minute exercise sessions every day to encourage a healthy lifestyle, said Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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Daily 15-minute exercise sessions in ministries soon
KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — The Cabinet has agreed that every ministry will have 15-minute exercise sessions every day to encourage a healthy lifestyle, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahma...
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Contractors who mistreat workers to go on Education Ministry blacklist
The Education Ministry is considering blacklisting contractors who are unfair and mistreat workers, its minister Maszlee Malik said today.
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Education ministry mulls blacklisting contractors who mistreat workers
PUTRAJAYA: The education ministry is considering blacklisting contractors who mistreat their employees so that they will not get contracts, minister Maszlee Malik said.
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Education Ministry to blacklist contractors who mistreat workers, says Maszlee
PUTRAJAYA, March 27 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is considering black-listing contractors, who are unfair and mistreat workers, from getting the related contracts under the ministry, said its M...
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