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KUALA LUMPUR - The government has no plans to increase the mandatory retirement age for civil servants to 66 years, the same mandatory retirement age for judges.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the government would instead appoint retired officers on contract basis.
"In this way, the government can ensure that only retired officers with high performance will be appointed to meet service needs," he said in a written reply to a question by Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) in Dewan Rakyat today.
He added as the largest employer, the government would always monitor the labour market before considering proposal to increase the mandatory retirement age for civil servants. - Bernama