KUALA LUMPUR, March 9, 2015:

The government has no immediate plan to extend the retirement age of civil servants from 60 to 62 years since the current retirement age is sufficient.

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said the government has not started any discussion to raise the retirement age since we have just revised the retirement age.

“Give us some time to implement the 60 years retirement age,” he said after chairing the Asean Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Centres of Government meeting here, today.

Ali Hamsa said at this moment, the government will maintain the current retirement age of 60 years.

Asked whether he has received any proposal on the matter, Ali Hamsa said he only knew about the proposal through the media.

On Saturday, Congress of Unions of Employess in the Public and Civil Service president Datuk Azih Muda suggested the government consider extending the retirement age for civil servants from 60 to 62 years since Malaysia is heading towards becoming a developed nation.

This is because many developed nations such as Singapore, European countries and the US have extended their retirement age to 65 years.

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