Thursday July 12, 2012
Perak civil servants rewarded
Story and photo by EDMUND NGO
STATE civil servants who retired this year were given Amanah Saham Wawasan shares worth RM3,000 each as a token of appreciation.
The presentation of the shares, which was tabled in the state budget last year, was part of the state government’s acknowledgement of their contribution.
Among the 32 recipients was Ramli Abbas, 58, who had worked at the Larut, Matang and Selama district office for 24 years.
“I’m really thankful to the state government for acknowledging our contribution and I would like to keep the shares as part of my retirement fund.
“The shares came at the right time as I was involved in a motorcycle accident last year and broke both legs.
“The dividends from the shares will also help me pay up my medical bills,’ he said.
The shares were presented to them by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir at the Perak Darul Ridzuan building recently, where he also presented excellence awards to 86 civil servants in the state.
In his speech, Dr Zambry commended the recipients and reminded them to do well not only for their department’s evaluation but in the rakyat’s evaluation as well.
“Civil servants play a vital role to provide service to the rakyat and if the people’s needs are not handled efficiently, there will be negative perception of the state government as a whole.
“It is therefore important not only for civil servants to play their role but also to have strong teamwork,” he said.
Also present at the presentation ceremony was state secretary Datuk Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan.