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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Don't Cut Salaries but Give Us Sterling Service...

"Umno Youth leader: Cut salaries too"

It is all too easy to jump on the band-wagon and demand that ministers take pay cuts etc but I feel this is the wrong approach.

Our economy is actually strong enough to pay our ministers well but they should also perform at a high level of service. This means that every minister must be highly competent and able to formulate policies that can help the nation progress.

Cutting perks can actually send the wrong message like:
"yeah we really can't do much - it's the world oil price you see".

One way to cut costs is to reduce the numbers of ministers and deputies - we really have too many to operate effectively as a team.
And recently UMNO held a 2-day retreat during the working week so that really shows our ministers are not really giving their full commitment to the task of serving the nation.

That retreat should have been during the week-end and not during normal working hours.

1 comment:

Letting the time pass me by said...

Hopefully people can still survive and have something to eat and to cherish in life...

I am wondering what happen to the government? Cutting subsidy, price increase? Are we run put of money? Is the country is desperate for money? Anymore money left in the Bank Negara?

Recession may be inevitable, but the government need to make sure that the impact can be soften for those with less money.... Not following the capitalism idea ... the poor is getting poorer and the rich is getting richer...