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Civil servants, DAP wants to cut your jobs!

SO I now understand what the Democratic Action Party (DAP) meant when it campaigned for change.

The party wants a change all right — less civil servants. Yes civil servants, DAP could be terminating your job under its plan to trim the civil service, if it comes into power that is.

DAP Information Division secretary Tony Pua said recently that the opposition pact will encourage aging civil servants to leave the service and will not just co-opt university graduates into the public sector.

Now while I appreciate efforts to make the civil service more efficient, is taking away people’s jobs really the answer? Also not taking in university graduates? Really? So if you’re young you won’t get a job with the DAP civil service and if you’re old, well … good luck to you.

Pua also said public servants who were terminated would get compensation of half pay so that the government can reduce the burden and cost of paying their salaries. Wow.

Lest we forget, although I myself am not a civil servant, many of my friends and relatives are. I am sure many of you have family members or friends in public service, or are actually civil servants yourselves.

Let’s also not forget  that civil servants are good customers of the private sector, from real estate to eateries, to consumer goods, cars etc. I am sure you realise this every time the civil service gets a bonus.

So if civil servants lose their jobs, it will directly impact the economy — those in the private sector will be also feel the pinch. Yes, all you private sector people who think DAP’s cuts have nothing to do with you — you will lose some of your best customers.

Congress of Unions Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) Sarawak branch secretary Ahmad Malie said the DAP proposal would only impede the country’s development as a whole, and would have an adverse effect on education.

Ahmad said Cuepacs totally disagreed with the proposal, saying that it was only a political ploy of the party with the hope to rule the country.

He said the proposal was not rational and would only create problems for the country.

Agreed. Let’s make sure DAP doesn’t have that opportunity.

The Borneo Post’s report:

Cuepacs: Proposal a political ploy of DAP

KUCHING: DAP’s intention to slash half the number of civil servants if they were in power continues to receive public backlash.

Congress of Unions Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) yesterday joined the band-wagon after politicians such as Deputy Speaker of Parliament Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and Deputy Minister Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Fadillah Yusof have expressed negative view about the idea.

Cuepacs (Sarawak branch) secretary Ahmad Malie said the DAP proposal would only impede the country’s development as a whole, and would have an adverse effect on education.

When contacted yesterday, Ahmad said Cuepacs totally disagreed with the proposal, saying that it was only a political ploy of the party with the hope to rule the country.

He said the proposal was not rational and would only create problems for the country.

DAP secretary Tony Pua was reported to have said that the first step the opposition would take (when in power) in reducing the national expenditure was to reduce the number of civil servants.

Ahmad, who is also Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (SBTU) president, singled out education as one of areas that would be badly affected by the DAP’s proposal if it were to materialise.

“Education is the biggest sector in the civil service and if the number of teachers is to be reduced, it will have an adverse effect on our school-going children,” Ahmad explained.

He said the rising number of students each year would require more teachers, and not to reduce them.

The report from Utusan Online:

Opposition to reduce strength of civil servants

The Sinchew Daily in its Nov 1, 2011, edition reported a statement from DAP Information Division secretary, Tony Pua Kiam Wee, on the plan to cut down the number of civil servants if the opposition come into power.

According to Tony Pua, a special project “Reducing the Civil Servants” will be introduced to bring down the size of the civil service in staggered approach every year.

He said, the move may receive the protest from the civil service but the opposition would not implement the project in a rush.

“Opposition pact will not apply the old culture used by the government in taking university graduates to be co-opted into the public sector.

“At the same time, the opposition pact will put additional strength in the civil service but only for those who can produce high quality service and competitive,” he said.

According to him, the opposition pact will encourage aging civil servants to leave the service like in China, as a way to reduce the number of unproductive staff.

Public servants who were terminated will get compensation of half pay so that the government can reduce the burden and cost of paying their salaries.

Tony Pua said this at a seminar entitled “Where has the money from our sweat gone to? Be bold in tabling the 2012 Budget” organised by the Johor DAP Youth.

Tony Pua said that the civil servants in the country has reached the strength of 1.3 million with a ratio 4.6 percent of total Malaysian population compare with neighbouring country like Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Korea, where the civil servants are only two percent of the total population.

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5 thoughts on “Civil servants, DAP wants to cut your jobs!

  1. Why are u all in denial? You know very well in many departments, 3 people do the job of one. Why should me and you (taxpayers) be keeping people in work when they’re just gaji-buta types? It’s MY money too. You know ver well the civil service is getting better cos our graduates are unable to find work, not because there is no work, but because they lack the drive and commitment to work, plus their communication skills are poor courtesy of our current education system. What is so wrong with improving the civil system to make it more efficient? It is currently way too big. Why do you live under a tempurung? Look at other countries and the size of their civil service. They are all more efficient than Malaysia. WHY? Why are you all in denial? You don’t pay taxes? You don’t want your hard-earned money to be used properly?

    Posted by Mad Piscean | November 14, 2011, 12:49
    • Sorry, I meant “bigger” not “better” (“You know very well our civil service is getting bigger…).

      Posted by Mad Piscean | November 14, 2011, 17:58
    • Mad Piscean, urm I don’t live under a tempurung. I don’t think there is one big enough to fit me frankly.

      In the UK, 111,000 public service jobs evaporated between March and June with devastating consequences. Have a read of articles from The Guardian here and here.

      Remember the riots all over the UK not too long ago? Well community leaders say cuts to the public service was also a factor. Do you see the UK’s economy doing so well now that they have made so many people redundant? And what about the resulting social problems?

      The DAP’s proposal to cut civil service jobs has actually been slammed by PKR and PAS. Yes, the DAP’s coalition partners in Pakatan Rakyat DO NOT AGREE because even they can see the dire consequences and it’s not just political.

      Yes of course we all want a more efficient public service. But the DAP’s proposal for cuts is simply short-sighted and will result in far greater problems. It just reflects their inability to lead.

      Posted by Parochial Sarawakian | November 14, 2011, 22:45
  2. Civil servant include police, doctors, army, nurse, etc. Well, they want peace ,better healthcare and education but do not want to hire more police, doctors or teachers; what a stupid DAP indeed, they should be thankful that Bumiputra still interested being a police and and army to take care of their safety and defend the country, unlike their chinese kind.

    Posted by koko | November 10, 2011, 22:08
    • Koko, yes agreed that DAP is rather silly in this respect because civil servants are very much needed to keep this country going. However, I would like to point out that many civil servants are also Chinese, although the statistics of those in the armed forces and police is lower. So actually DAP is trying to get rid of jobs belonging not just to our Bumiputera community but the non-Bumiputera like the Chinese community as well. After some reflection, I would like to point out that I cannot condone the tone of your comment against the Chinese community. I would like to point out that I have many Chinese relatives, who would take offence to what you have said. In Sarawak, many Bumiputeras have Chinese relatives and Chinese have Bumiputera relatives. We are very much intertwined. The point is the lack of thought in the DAP’s policies.

      Posted by Parochial Sarawakian | November 11, 2011, 07:25

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