Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Chief Minister Musa Aman

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman has something to tell the Press today. He is now chairing the weekly State Cabinet meeting and is scheduled to give a Press conference soon after the meeting end.

It is not exactly known what Musa has to say but given the political scenario in Malaysia, in general and Sabah in particular, he is sure to have comments that will be eagerly being awaited by the people of Sabah.

After the meeting Musa told reporters that the Sabah government employees will receive one month bonus and it will be paid in two instalments, namely before Hari Raya and in December.

“We hope with the bonus payment, we are in the same course as the national leadership and also the 2009 budget which has announced the payment of a month bonus for federal government employees,” he told reporters.

Speaking to reporters after chairing the State Cabinet meeting here, he said the state government would spend about RM32.5 million to pay the bonus to 19,363 state civil servants.

But it was bad news to those working in local authorities like Cty Council, Municipal Council and District Council. They will no bonus for them but the councils have the authority to pay their employees bonus from their own funds.

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