Civil service downsizing will only affect vacant positions, says deputy minister

Diyana Ibrahim

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohamed Farid Md Rafik says there are currently 1.7 million positions in the civil service, of which 6% are not filled. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 27, 2019.

CIVIL servants are assured of keeping their jobs, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Farid Md Rafik said, as any move to downsize the government administration will only target positions that are not yet filled.

Such a move will only affect the 6% of jobs that have not yet been filled, he he, noting that 94% of civil service jobs are already occupied.

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  • This is another stupid Minister!!
    Why does one downsize? An entity downsizes because its opex is high, and threatens its existence and sustainability. Because its not productive - for the same amount of work lesser people can do it. Which means cost saving..
    the bottom line is.... Cost savings, whilst ensuring productivity.. Thats why one downsizes!
    So, what nonsense is the deputy minister talking about downsizing VACANT positions?! Vacant is vacant, there is no cost there! What is there to downsize????!!!! Doesnt he understand simple logic, simple economics, simple finance? How stupid can our ministers be??!!

    Posted 1 year ago by Kampung Boy

  • Dr M, please do a cabinet reshuffle before these clowns destroy the country!!??

    Posted 1 year ago by Kampung Boy

  • Its not about downsizing. Thats a separate matter......
    But by just talking about the issue itself shows the lack of intellect and capabilities of our appointed leaders!!

    Posted 1 year ago by Kampung Boy