Apr 10, 2017

Minister denies government weighing bump to retirement age

Minister denies government weighing bump to retirement age

KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 — Putrajaya has no plans to extend the mandatory retirement age by another five years, said Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.

Correcting reports yesterday that quoted her as suggesting the opposite, the women, family and community development minister said only that the government was receptive to public opinion on the matter.

“The government is not proposing to raise the mandatory retirement age from 60 to 65 as reported in The Star and NST’s news portals on April 8,” she said in a statement.

“The government has an open attitude in receiving suggestions and feedback on a suitable retirement age from the public.”

She added that the matter required fine-tuning and careful study as it involves multiple agencies and policies.

The minister also noted that retirement age was only raised in July 2013, when it was extended to 60 years from 55 previously.

The New Straits Times (NST) and The Star yesterday reported Rohani as saying that the federal government was considering increasing the mandatory retirement age for public workers by another five years.

Original source: themalaymail

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