Civil Servants (Bernama Picture)
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced a RM500 special financial assistance for the 1.6 million civil servants in view of Aidilfitri, to be given on June 13.
He said in a statement that a RM250 special assistance would be given to the 743,000 government pensioners in appreciation of their service.
"The special assistance will be paid on June 13," he said, adding that it would involve a financial allocation of RM1 billion.
"The government hopes that the special financial assistance will help ease the financial burden of civil servants and pensioners as they prepare for Aidilfitri 2016," he said.
Najib also said that civil servants would enjoy an annual increment in their salary in July, which would involve a financial allocation of RM1.1 billion.