BANDAR TUN RAZAK, 23 Nov: The Chief Minister of Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, is considering announcing the bonus payout for his employees on 25 November.
He said that the announcement which is much-awaited by state government employees will be done after receiving approval from the Selangor State Assembly (DNS) in the continuation of its session next week.
“Wait for the announcement on Monday, I will let you know,” he said at a press conference at the Bandar Tun Razak Residents’ Memorandum of Protest Handing Over Ceremony here at the morning market site at Jalan Jujur today.
When asked to elaborate, Abdul Khalid did not deny that the bonus payout will also involve Selangor religious schools teachers.
Prior to this, the Assemblyman of Sekinchan, Ng Suee Lim, when debating on the State Government Supply By-Law 2014 at the DNS, proposed for the state government to give bonuses to its employees before the start of the start of the 2014 school session.
Suee Lim said that the bonus could reduce the burden shouldered by parents in preparing for their children’s school term as well as to appreciate the service of state government employees.
The last time the state government gave a bonus to its employees was before the Aidilfitri celebrations, with a payment of one month’s salary compared to the central government which only gave out Aidilfitri assistance of RM500.