This is some of my personal thoughts that could put me in a very dangerous position in Malaysia. Please have some moment to reflect on the oppressed expression of a tiny individual who seems helpless in acting in other ways to improve things.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Poor retiring D-G!

This is the reflection of my tot's at Lim Kit Siang's blog on the RM5 million being spent on a retiring D-G. I commented it there.
Dear Lim Kit Siang.
Firstly, congratulations for finally getting into the bloggers bandwagon.

On Custom's DG's farewell spending, I have only one simple answer. 'Bapak borek, anak rintik'.

Elaboration? This so-called extras being given out to this out-going master is a mere reflection of the practice which has found its way into the 'new' culture of giving 'respect' to the person in power. This 'new' un-desirable culture has crept into Malaysian way of life ever-since the former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad came into power. People flock to get to be with those in power and be associated with them. Each and every attendees have their own personal agenda, what-ever it might be. Remember the flock of people sending-off and receiving Mahathir at the airport whenever he has to go or come back from trips?

I am not surprised at all.

On Civil Service personnel, they are also now at the beck and call of the ruling elites of BN component parties, as are all the institutions which are under the tyranic rule of them, e.g. universities, information ministry, police force, etc.

The solution to all the problems of the nation? A parliament and governance of country which is properly checked and balanced! Not forgetting, freedom of speech AND FREEDOM AFTER SPEECH

Lastly, did anyone recall this 'poor' DG's personal relationship with the former prime minister MM and of the same DG's personal record of being the first diplomatic/civil administrative officer being appointed to head the Royal Customs and Excise Department?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Retirement age stays at 56

There are loads of arguments about making the Retirement age stays at 56. Pro and cons.

One thing for sure is, Cuepecs, or any labour oraganisation of the country, being lead by someone with no real academic qualification, but, more on as*-licking exercise, will continue licking as*, and keep failing all the blue collar workers, as well as all general citizen of the country.

Freedom of expression can be practiced very well at this level first, then we have a more empowered citizen of the country!

Nordin. Get good advice if you don't have good ideas to work on!
The Star Online > Nation

Tuesday September 6, 2005

Retirement age stays at 56

KUALA LUMPUR: The retirement age for civil servants will remain at 56. The Government has no plan to raise it to 58, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Samsudin Osman said.

He said the Government was not ready to accept the proposal by Cuepacs to increase the retirement age.

“Several years ago, Cuepacs proposed that it be raised to 58, but the Government has not made such a decision,” he told reporters after presenting the 2004 Excellent Service Awards for the Federal Territories Ministry and agencies under it.

He said this when asked to comment on a news report that the retirement age for some 850,000 civil servants might be raised to 58 from next month.

According to the report, the move was to address a burgeoning pension bill that had tripled over the last decade, with the number of pensioners and pension recipients rising from 305,000 to 513,689 in just a decade from 1994.

It said the Government had to fork out RM4.96bil in pension payments last year. – Bernama

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