KOTA KINABALU: A substantial number of
Federal civil servants want to return to Peninsular
Malaysia following the proposal to cut their housing subsidy by 48
Many of them are applying for a transfer back to Peninsular Malaysia, Gaya
Member of Parliament
Datuk Yong Teck Lee said yesterday.
However, Yong, a former Chief Minister, was unable to give a figure on
those seeking the transfer.
on the Federal government should consider reviewing the proposal of the
Department to cut the subsidy.
Yong, who is also the president of Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP). a
component member of the
ruling Sabah Barisan Nasional, was speaking to the media at Gaya Street,
Recently, the Federal Secretary to the State Government Datuk Sulaiman
Ibrahim said 10,000
Federal staff are serving in Sabah.
A term of PSD senior officers came here to discuss the matter with
representatives of Federal
departments, recently and had promised that the department would study the
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok had
also that the Federal
governments would look into the matter seriously.
Yong said if the Federal governments aim was reduce expenditure due to
a gradual implementation of the proposal should be considered because it
could affect the medical
He said the teaching sector might not be adversely affected as many locals
have the necessary
qualifications to replace teachers from peninsula.
Federal personnel serving in the State are enjoying housing subsidy of
between RM1,000 and
RM1,500 every month.