UPM SERDANG 25/3/2019: Prime Minister hoped civil servant can be patient in dealing of trouble and ready to 'reduce food consumption' along with to restore well-being of the country.
According to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the effort is important to move nation's economic rehabilitation, which in turn give way to splendour Malaysia in world dais.
He said the shift of political power from the old government to New Malaysia after winning the 14th General Election (14) was not enough to tackle the country's debt of RM1 trillion, instead it needed cooperation from all parties.
"All people, included government member need tighten belt a little so that we able lessen expenses to settle up. “
It is important that civil servants understand our history and what is being done by the new government, so that they can extend close cooperation in the interests of the country (and) so that our country will be once again towards a developed nation in 2025, "he said. CUEPACS Prime Assembly with the Prime Minister, at University Putra Malaysia, here on Monday.
Also present Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Dr Ismail Bakar and CUEPACS President, Datuk Azih Muda.
"Gentlemen, I hope we can be patient. Today we have managed to reduce our debt. But to get rid of debt of RM1 trillion is not easy.
"All members of the government need to tie a little stomach so we can pay the debt. After debts, then we can spend, "he said at the congressional assembly of the Union of Civil Servants in the Civil Service (CUEPACS) with the Prime Minister at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) here yesterday.
He said the government was drafting a lot of plans and the recovery process was running well, and the country's economy would certainly recover at least in the next three years.
Dr Mahathir explained that once the national debt has been successfully redeemed then income will increase and it can be used to help increase the cost of living for people at all levels of the sector.
Subsequently, he said the government welcomed CUEPACS's non-violent attitude to enable close ties to the government.
"This is our not violently way, with wild actions that can spoil our country. If it is damaged, then we will not have enough money to cover the income of civil servants.
"Our country is safe and stable so we can work to restore the country with efforts that can result quickly," he said.
Date of Input: 27/03/2019 | Updated: 03/04/2019 | akma
Selangor Darul Ehsan.